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== Project to Achieve Better Default Settings  ==
  
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{{User Experience}} __NOTOC__
  
== Renaissance Subproject to Achieve Better Default Settings ==
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=== Executive summary ===
  
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Please locate your favorite low hanging fruit to improve default settings in all OOo applications. The focus was on Impress till the end of April. Therefore, the Impress-relevant suggestions in the table below are italicized to show that they are under evaluation already.
  
'''Executive summary:''' Please locate your favorite low hanging fruits to improve default settings in all OOo applications. The focus was on lmpress till the end of April. Therefore, the Impress-relevant suggestions in the table below are italicized to show that they are under evaluation already.
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"Better Defaults", as this effort is called for short, aims to collect suggestions for better default settings in OOo. Impress was first (in accordance with the present focus of project Renaissance) and the other OOo applications are to follow. This is a subproject of [[Renaissance|Project Renaissance]], so it is listed on the [[Renaissance:Impress#Current_Work.22.60|"Current Work" wiki page]] .  
 
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"Better Defaults", as this effort is called for short, aims to collect suggestions for better default settings in OOo. Impress was first (in accordance with the present focus of project Renaissance) and the other OOo applications are to follow. This is a subproject of [http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Renaissance Project Renaissance], so it is listed on the [http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Renaissance:Impress#Current_Work "Current Work" wiki page] .  
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What does "better defaults" mean? Well, I KNOW there are default settings that you change first thing when you install a new version of OOo. So please share what they are and why the change(s) make(s) your life much easier.&nbsp;  
 
What does "better defaults" mean? Well, I KNOW there are default settings that you change first thing when you install a new version of OOo. So please share what they are and why the change(s) make(s) your life much easier.&nbsp;  
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For example, two issues Frank found are:  
 
For example, two issues Frank found are:  
  
Make objects same size {{bug|54281}}  
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*Make objects same size {{bug|54281}}  
 
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*Text area selection is not very accurate and covers other objects. {{bug|96548}}
Text area selection is not very accurate and covers other objects. {{bug|96548}}  
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One default setting changed recently was {{bug|2446}} Boy did that feel good! Let's find more of those.  
 
One default setting changed recently was {{bug|2446}} Boy did that feel good! Let's find more of those.  
  
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=== Low Hanging Fruit Clause  ===
  
'''Low Hanging Fruit Clause'''
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No new features. The developer should only have to flip a switch on something that is already alive and kicking in the office suite, but just not set as the default. We want results, so the low hanging fruit are the ones we want to grab.
  
No new features. The developer should only have to flip a switch on something that is already alive and kicking in the office suite, but just not set as the default. We want results, so the low hanging fruits are the ones we want to grab.
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=== How to Get Started  ===
  
<br> '''How to Get Started'''
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Find existing default setting issues or write new RFEs in IssueTracker (use "default" in the title and keyword) and add them to list in the table on this wiki page. <br> Or, if RFE writing is not your kind of thing, just write your desires to achieve default utopia&nbsp;;-) in the table below. Be sure to make it clear where the feature is located (write down where to click to get there) and why it is better to set the default the way you want it as compared to the old setting.
  
Find existing default setting issues or write new RFEs in IssueTracker (use "default" in the title and keyword) and add them to list in the table on this wiki page. <br> Or, if RFE writing is not your kind of thing, just write your desires to achieve default utopia&nbsp;;-) in the table below. Be sure to make it clear where the feature is located (write down where to click to get there) and why it is better to set the default the way you want it as compared to the old setting. <br><br>
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Each individual default setting being suggested can then be discussed on the respective wiki pages, just like the discussion in the table at the bottom of the [[GoodDefaults GridHandling|Grind Handling]] wiki page. That information will serve as the basis for the [[BetterDefaults GridHandling workout|workout]] and decision making when it comes to evaluation time, because the iTeam will have the discussion and details all in one place (wiki page) and not jumbled all over the mailing lists.  
  
Each individual default setting being suggested can then be discussed on the respective wiki pages, just like the discussion in the table at the bottom of the [http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/GoodDefaults_GridHandling Grind Handling] wiki page. That information will serve as the basis for the [http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/BetterDefaults_GridHandling_workout workout] and decision making when it comes to evaluation time, because the iTeam will have the discussion and details all in one place (wiki page) and not jumbled all over the mailing lists.  
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The iTeam will evaluate the suggestions and decide what to implement with the resources they have within the scope of the [[Renaissance|Renaissance project]].  
  
The iTeam will evaluate the suggestions and decide what to implement with the resources they have within the scope of the [http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Renaissance Renaissance project].<br><br>
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=== Blog posts  ===
  
'''Blog posts in order: ''' [http://blogs.sun.com/GullFOSS/entry/better_default_settings_anyone Better default settings] [http://blogs.sun.com/GullFOSS/entry/just_10_more_days Just 10 more days] [http://blogs.sun.com/GullFOSS/entry/thanks_for_suggesting_better_default Thanks for suggesting] <br> <br>
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In order:  
  
  '''List of Better Default Setting Suggestions'''
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*[http://blogs.sun.com/GullFOSS/entry/better_default_settings_anyone Better default settings]
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*[http://blogs.sun.com/GullFOSS/entry/just_10_more_days Just 10 more days]
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*[http://blogs.sun.com/GullFOSS/entry/thanks_for_suggesting_better_default Thanks for suggesting]
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=== Updates ===
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*[[BetterDefaults GridHandling workout|Grid handling]]
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*[[BetterDefaults BulletsColorsShortcuts workout|Bullets, colors &amp; shortcuts]]
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*[[BetterDefaults GraphicsFontsSettings workout|Graphics, fonts &amp; settings]]
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== List of Better Default Setting Suggestions ==
  
 
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! scope="col" | Idea<br>  
 
! scope="col" | Application<br>  
 
! scope="col" | Application<br>  
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! scope="col" | Issue num<br>
 
! scope="col" | Description<br>  
 
! scope="col" | Description<br>  
 
! scope="col" | Name<br>
 
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| ''Rotation Mode, Guides when Moving on''  
 
| ''Rotation Mode, Guides when Moving on''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
| 'Rotation Mode after Clicking Object' &amp; 'Guides When Moving' are two feature options which are switched off by default =&gt; they should be switched on by default (more info: [http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/GoodDefaults_GridHandling Grid Handling]).  
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| [http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/User:Clu Clu]
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| 'Rotation Mode after Clicking Object' &amp; 'Guides When Moving' are two feature options which are switched off by default =&gt; they should be switched on by default (more info: [[GoodDefaults GridHandling|Grid Handling]]).  
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| [[User:Clu|Clu]]
 
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| ''Change Handle Size''  
 
| ''Change Handle Size''  
 
| '''Draw/Impress'''  
 
| '''Draw/Impress'''  
| The current handle size was defined years ago - with displays offering less density than today. I propose to change the default handle size to "large". This option can be found in the toolbar "Options" (more info: [http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/GoodDefaults_GridHandling Grid Handling]).  
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| The current handle size was defined years ago - with displays offering less density than today. I propose to change the default handle size to "large". This option can be found in the toolbar "Options" (more info: [[GoodDefaults GridHandling|Grid Handling]]).  
 
| [[User:ChristophNoack|ChristophNoack]]<br>
 
| [[User:ChristophNoack|ChristophNoack]]<br>
 
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| ''bullet point lists''  
 
| ''bullet point lists''  
 
| '''Impress (1)'''  
 
| '''Impress (1)'''  
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| <br>
 
| Bad standard defaults of bullet point lists. If one creates a text frame in Impress and clicks on the button "numbering and bullet points" (Nummerierung und Aufzählungszeichen), the newly created bullet point list has terrible standard defaults:  
 
| Bad standard defaults of bullet point lists. If one creates a text frame in Impress and clicks on the button "numbering and bullet points" (Nummerierung und Aufzählungszeichen), the newly created bullet point list has terrible standard defaults:  
 
*(1) Almost no space between the bullet point and the text.  
 
*(1) Almost no space between the bullet point and the text.  
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| ''default colour of drawing objects''  
 
| ''default colour of drawing objects''  
 
| '''Draw/Impress'''  
 
| '''Draw/Impress'''  
| The default color of drawing object is ugly and has not changed since the 1990ies. For more details, see {{issue|93507}}
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| {{issue|93507}}
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| The default color of drawing object is ugly and has not changed since the 1990s.  
 
| [[User:Gerald|Gerald]]
 
| [[User:Gerald|Gerald]]
 
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| ''default colour of tables''  
 
| ''default colour of tables''  
 
| Writer, '''Draw/Impress'''  
 
| Writer, '''Draw/Impress'''  
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| <br>
 
| Like above. Look at Impress/Draw: Table Toolbar &gt; Table Design; Writer: menu Table &gt; AutoFormat  
 
| Like above. Look at Impress/Draw: Table Toolbar &gt; Table Design; Writer: menu Table &gt; AutoFormat  
 
| [[User:Quest-88|Quest]]
 
| [[User:Quest-88|Quest]]
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| ''Text position in cells''  
 
| ''Text position in cells''  
 
| Writer, '''Draw/Impress'''  
 
| Writer, '''Draw/Impress'''  
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| Text in table cells should be in center (vertical) position, not top. I guess many people crates simple tables to school or home work. They use this function as first.  
 
| Text in table cells should be in center (vertical) position, not top. I guess many people crates simple tables to school or home work. They use this function as first.  
 
| [[User:Quest-88|Quest]]
 
| [[User:Quest-88|Quest]]
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| Writer  
 
| Writer  
 
| {{Bug|15498}}  
 
| {{Bug|15498}}  
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| <br>
 
| Name
 
| Name
 
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| Ugly style sheets for headings in Writer  
 
| Ugly style sheets for headings in Writer  
 
| Writer  
 
| Writer  
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| I used Writer for several articles, publications, flyers and in all of them the standard headings look ugly and outdated. Any designer would not choose these style sheets for Heading 1-10. Furthermore, in this regard the competition has made large steps forward during the last release cycles.  
 
| I used Writer for several articles, publications, flyers and in all of them the standard headings look ugly and outdated. Any designer would not choose these style sheets for Heading 1-10. Furthermore, in this regard the competition has made large steps forward during the last release cycles.  
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<br> Basic typography principles regarding headings: Use the same font for headings as for text, avoid the use of bold (see below) and never use italics in headings, headings are only larger than text (with ten headings bold can be used as alternating emphasis), usually 2 pt per heading level. Finally: There is no such thing as "underline" in typography at all. [[User:Vince42|Vince42]]
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| [[User:Gerald|Gerald]]
 
| [[User:Gerald|Gerald]]
 
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| Make manual page break in Writer better visiable  
 
| Make manual page break in Writer better visiable  
 
| Writer  
 
| Writer  
| for example use 'light blue' and a thicker line. {{bug|33518}} and duplicates {{bug|65150}}, {{bug|82353}}, {{bug|96963}}, {{bug|22646}}  
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| {{bug|33518}} and duplicates {{bug|65150}}, {{bug|82353}}, {{bug|96963}}, {{bug|22646}}  
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| for example use 'light blue' and a thicker line.
 
| Name
 
| Name
 
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| Default line too thick  
 
| Default line too thick  
 
| Chart  
 
| Chart  
| especially XY-Charts need hairline lines.{{bug|98803}}
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| {{bug|98803}}
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| especially XY-Charts need hairline lines.  
 
| Name
 
| Name
 
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| provide hidden toolbars like 'circles and ovals  
 
| provide hidden toolbars like 'circles and ovals  
 
| Draw  
 
| Draw  
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| Include toolboxes circles, rectangles, text instead of single symbol in drawing toolbar. Reasoning: (1) The 'circles and ovals' and the 'text' toolbox is not accessible via View - Toolbars in Draw. So currently the only way to access arcs and legends is to customize the drawing toolbar. (2) Draw is used for technical constructions and there those objects are often used, in contrast to Writer or Impress, where drawing objects are used for illustrations in most cases. (3) Using the toolboxes needs no more space than single objects and give you a quick access too, because the last used object remains above for single click.  
 
| Include toolboxes circles, rectangles, text instead of single symbol in drawing toolbar. Reasoning: (1) The 'circles and ovals' and the 'text' toolbox is not accessible via View - Toolbars in Draw. So currently the only way to access arcs and legends is to customize the drawing toolbar. (2) Draw is used for technical constructions and there those objects are often used, in contrast to Writer or Impress, where drawing objects are used for illustrations in most cases. (3) Using the toolboxes needs no more space than single objects and give you a quick access too, because the last used object remains above for single click.  
 
| [[User:Regina|Regina]]
 
| [[User:Regina|Regina]]
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| Add Math formula icon to standard bar  
 
| Add Math formula icon to standard bar  
 
| All  
 
| All  
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| <br>
 
| Math objects are often used in technical documents. You need the way Insert - Object - Formula to insert one. That is too long. For example consider writing a math text for school, which has about twenty formulas per page usually.  
 
| Math objects are often used in technical documents. You need the way Insert - Object - Formula to insert one. That is too long. For example consider writing a math text for school, which has about twenty formulas per page usually.  
 
| [[User:Regina|Regina]]
 
| [[User:Regina|Regina]]
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| Distance in numbering styles larger  
 
| Distance in numbering styles larger  
 
| Writer  
 
| Writer  
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| Make the distance from number to text in numbering styles larger, so that 10. text is still in line.  
 
| Make the distance from number to text in numbering styles larger, so that 10. text is still in line.  
 
| [[User:Regina|Regina]]
 
| [[User:Regina|Regina]]
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| Add a gap in table of contents  
 
| Add a gap in table of contents  
 
| Writer  
 
| Writer  
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| Add a gap (tab or space) between number and text in table of contents in Writer. The picture shows the ugly default settings. Notice the missing space between number and heading text. [[Image:UglyDefaultSpaceInTOC.png]]  
 
| Add a gap (tab or space) between number and text in table of contents in Writer. The picture shows the ugly default settings. Notice the missing space between number and heading text. [[Image:UglyDefaultSpaceInTOC.png]]  
 
| [[User:Regina|Regina]]
 
| [[User:Regina|Regina]]
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| Use parallel perspective for 3D-scene  
 
| Use parallel perspective for 3D-scene  
 
| Draw  
 
| Draw  
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| {{bug|67847}}
 
| 3D-scenes in Draw are to illustrate constructions. Often several 3D-objects are combined in one scene. Working with several objects is faulty if ''perspective'' is on. So the first step when working with 3D-objects is to switch to parallel projection. It is "faulty" because it is unhandy to arrange or rotate objects inside a scene when in central perspective and because of {{bug|67847}}.  
 
| 3D-scenes in Draw are to illustrate constructions. Often several 3D-objects are combined in one scene. Working with several objects is faulty if ''perspective'' is on. So the first step when working with 3D-objects is to switch to parallel projection. It is "faulty" because it is unhandy to arrange or rotate objects inside a scene when in central perspective and because of {{bug|67847}}.  
 
| [[User:Regina|Regina]]
 
| [[User:Regina|Regina]]
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| Set margins in style of Math formula objects to 0cm  
 
| Set margins in style of Math formula objects to 0cm  
 
| Writer  
 
| Writer  
| Set margins in style of Math formula objects in Writer to 0cm. {{bug|22136}}
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| {{bug|22136}}
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| Set margins in style of Math formula objects in Writer to 0cm.  
 
| [[User:Regina|Regina]]
 
| [[User:Regina|Regina]]
 
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| Add a spacing below for tables  
 
| Add a spacing below for tables  
 
| Writer  
 
| Writer  
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| <br>
 
| Add a spacing below for tables in Writer. In normal text flow the style ''text body'' is used, which gives good distance between two paragraphs. It has a spacing above of 0cm and a spacing below of 0.21cm. But after a table the text nearly touches the border of the table, because the table has spacing 0cm. And if you do not use borders the spacing is to small too, because the style ''Table contents'' has below spacing 0cm too.  
 
| Add a spacing below for tables in Writer. In normal text flow the style ''text body'' is used, which gives good distance between two paragraphs. It has a spacing above of 0cm and a spacing below of 0.21cm. But after a table the text nearly touches the border of the table, because the table has spacing 0cm. And if you do not use borders the spacing is to small too, because the style ''Table contents'' has below spacing 0cm too.  
 
| [[User:Regina|Regina]]
 
| [[User:Regina|Regina]]
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| Uncheck transparency warning  
 
| Uncheck transparency warning  
 
| All  
 
| All  
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| <br>
 
| Uncheck transparency warning in Tools &gt; Options. Modern PCs are fast enough to calculate transparency. So most oft the users no longer need this warning.  
 
| Uncheck transparency warning in Tools &gt; Options. Modern PCs are fast enough to calculate transparency. So most oft the users no longer need this warning.  
 
| [[User:Regina|Regina]]
 
| [[User:Regina|Regina]]
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| change default color in form wizard  
 
| change default color in form wizard  
 
| Database  
 
| Database  
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| <br>
 
| the default background color of an default form document, created by the form wizard, is anything like orang -&gt; this is a bad default and looks unprofessional =&gt; change it in anything common like 'light gray'  
 
| the default background color of an default form document, created by the form wizard, is anything like orang -&gt; this is a bad default and looks unprofessional =&gt; change it in anything common like 'light gray'  
| [http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/User:Msc MSC]
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| [[User:Msc|MSC]]
 
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| ''switch off impress wizard''  
 
| ''switch off impress wizard''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
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| looks old fashioned, is redundant and annoying  
 
| looks old fashioned, is redundant and annoying  
| [http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/User:Wg WG]
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| [[User:Wg|WG]]
 
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| Default Clipboard Format for vector graphics  
 
| Default Clipboard Format for vector graphics  
 
| All except Draw  
 
| All except Draw  
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| <br>
 
| If someone paste a vector graphic into a document, he normally doesn't intend to edit it there, but most probably he needs to resize it. Unfortunately scaling of embedded Draw graphics doesn't work, because text will not scaled proper. Until this work, the user must use Paste Special-&gt;As GDI-Metafile. I think GDI-Metafile should be the default here.  
 
| If someone paste a vector graphic into a document, he normally doesn't intend to edit it there, but most probably he needs to resize it. Unfortunately scaling of embedded Draw graphics doesn't work, because text will not scaled proper. Until this work, the user must use Paste Special-&gt;As GDI-Metafile. I think GDI-Metafile should be the default here.  
 
| Jörg
 
| Jörg
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| ''Changing default font''  
 
| ''Changing default font''  
 
| '''Impress &amp; Draw'''  
 
| '''Impress &amp; Draw'''  
| {{bug|70585}} It should be possible to change the overall default font for text (not the GUI)  
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| {{bug|70585}}  
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| It should be possible to change the overall default font for text (not the GUI)  
 
in Impress permanently, using one centralized setting, for example Options -&gt; Openoffice.org -&gt; fonts -&gt; Change default font or somewhere similar. <br> This is especially a problem when working with asian languages. I know you can work around the problem using templates, but it is neither quick, nor is it likely to appear obvious to the average user.  
 
in Impress permanently, using one centralized setting, for example Options -&gt; Openoffice.org -&gt; fonts -&gt; Change default font or somewhere similar. <br> This is especially a problem when working with asian languages. I know you can work around the problem using templates, but it is neither quick, nor is it likely to appear obvious to the average user.  
  
| [http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/User:Clu Clu]
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| [[User:Clu|Clu]]
 
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| ''Change default pen color from neon green''  
 
| ''Change default pen color from neon green''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
| {{bug|47990}} As described in BUG 10922 the neon green color of the pen used to draw on a  
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| {{bug|47990}}  
presentation is very difficult to see for students in a classroom, and the color is hard coded into OOo. I would like to see the default changed to perhaps black or red, as they are much easier colors to see. BUG 10922 is still a very good idea, but I filed this report to request a simple change of the default color, which should be much easier than what BUG 10922 is requesting. A slightly more ambitious, but still not difficult, would be to read the color value from a file or some such, instead of hard coding it in the OOo source. <br> p.s. available after .. menue: slide show / slide show settings &amp; check 'mouse pointer as pen' &amp; starting a presentation<br>  
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| As described in BUG 10922 the neon green color of the pen used to draw on a presentation is very difficult to see for students in a classroom, and the color is hard coded into OOo. I would like to see the default changed to perhaps black or red, as they are much easier colors to see. BUG 10922 is still a very good idea, but I filed this report to request a simple change of the default color, which should be much easier than what BUG 10922 is requesting. A slightly more ambitious, but still not difficult, would be to read the color value from a file or some such, instead of hard coding it in the OOo source. <br> p.s. available after .. menue: slide show / slide show settings &amp; check 'mouse pointer as pen' &amp; starting a presentation<br>  
 
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| [[User:Clu|Clu]]
| [http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/User:Clu Clu]
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| ''Options for line width of the pen (in slideshow mode)''  
 
| ''Options for line width of the pen (in slideshow mode)''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
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| <br>
 
| The pen in the slideshow mode has a very small line width. Therefor it is not visible for all partipants of a presentation. If something should be market the pen had to be much wider.<br> The pen is available after you set in menue: slide show / slide show settings &amp; check 'mouse pointer as pen' &amp; starting a presentation.  
 
| The pen in the slideshow mode has a very small line width. Therefor it is not visible for all partipants of a presentation. If something should be market the pen had to be much wider.<br> The pen is available after you set in menue: slide show / slide show settings &amp; check 'mouse pointer as pen' &amp; starting a presentation.  
 
There is already a patch for the pen integrated into the go-oo-build, that gives the posibility to change the configuration of the pen (color, line width etc.).Please integrate this patch into vanilla-ooo.  
 
There is already a patch for the pen integrated into the go-oo-build, that gives the posibility to change the configuration of the pen (color, line width etc.).Please integrate this patch into vanilla-ooo.  
  
| [http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/User:andreasma andreasma]
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| [[User:Andreasma|andreasma]]
 
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| ''change configuration of the pen during slideshow mode''  
 
| ''change configuration of the pen during slideshow mode''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
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| <br>
 
| It should be posible to change the configuration of the cursor (from arrow to pen) during the presentation mode (via context menu). There is already a patch for the pen available, that is integrated into the go-oo-build. It gives the posibility to change the configuration of the pen. I don't know yet, if it makes the options dialog also available during the presentation mode. Please integrate this patch into vanilla-ooo.  
 
| It should be posible to change the configuration of the cursor (from arrow to pen) during the presentation mode (via context menu). There is already a patch for the pen available, that is integrated into the go-oo-build. It gives the posibility to change the configuration of the pen. I don't know yet, if it makes the options dialog also available during the presentation mode. Please integrate this patch into vanilla-ooo.  
| [http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/User:andreasma andreasma]
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| [[User:Andreasma|andreasma]]
 
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| Don't emulate MS Office's annoying "clippy"  
 
| Don't emulate MS Office's annoying "clippy"  
 
| All  
 
| All  
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| <br>
 
| Options &#124; OpenOffice &#124; General and then Turn off Help Agent and Turn on Extended Tips  
 
| Options &#124; OpenOffice &#124; General and then Turn off Help Agent and Turn on Extended Tips  
 
| Safway
 
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| Please set all checkboxes in Change Tools --&gt; Options --&gt; Load/Save --&gt; Microsoft Office by default  
 
| Please set all checkboxes in Change Tools --&gt; Options --&gt; Load/Save --&gt; Microsoft Office by default  
 
| All  
 
| All  
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| <br>
 
| It is very annoying that these checkboxes are not checked by default because users which own Microsoft Office and open a document with an Excel OLE-object see a document in a different way than a user who does not have Microsoft Office installed. This is because (by default) an installed Excel is used to render the xls-diagrams while (when Excel is not installed) OpenOffice.org is used to render it. When a user sends such a document to a different user it seems as if OpenOffice.org does not display the document in the same way as on the other computer. But the problem is in the OLE-object. When the boxes are checked it would be a better default.  
 
| It is very annoying that these checkboxes are not checked by default because users which own Microsoft Office and open a document with an Excel OLE-object see a document in a different way than a user who does not have Microsoft Office installed. This is because (by default) an installed Excel is used to render the xls-diagrams while (when Excel is not installed) OpenOffice.org is used to render it. When a user sends such a document to a different user it seems as if OpenOffice.org does not display the document in the same way as on the other computer. But the problem is in the OLE-object. When the boxes are checked it would be a better default.  
 
| parity
 
| parity
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| Tab Stops with reasonable settings  
 
| Tab Stops with reasonable settings  
 
| All  
 
| All  
 +
| <br>
 
| Tools &gt; Options &gt; Writer or Writer/Web or Calc or Impress or Draw &gt; General &gt; Settings &gt; Tab stops = 0.50 instead of 0.49  
 
| Tools &gt; Options &gt; Writer or Writer/Web or Calc or Impress or Draw &gt; General &gt; Settings &gt; Tab stops = 0.50 instead of 0.49  
 
| Safway
 
| Safway
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| Grid Settings much more manageable and understandable  
 
| Grid Settings much more manageable and understandable  
 
| All  
 
| All  
 +
| <br>
 
| Tools &gt; Options &gt; Writer or Writer/Web or Calc or Impress or Draw &gt; Grid  
 
| Tools &gt; Options &gt; Writer or Writer/Web or Calc or Impress or Draw &gt; Grid  
 
Snap to Grid should be off. Visible Grid should be off. Resolution &gt; Horizontal = 0.10 instead of 0.39. Resolution &gt; Vertical = 0.10 instead of 0.39. Synchronize axes should be on.  
 
Snap to Grid should be off. Visible Grid should be off. Resolution &gt; Horizontal = 0.10 instead of 0.39. Resolution &gt; Vertical = 0.10 instead of 0.39. Synchronize axes should be on.  
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| Table keyboard handling consistent  
 
| Table keyboard handling consistent  
 
| Calc  
 
| Calc  
 +
| <br>
 
| Tools &gt; Options &gt; Calc &gt; Table &gt; Keyboard handling &gt; Insert cell &gt; Column = 0.20 like the others instead of 0.98.  
 
| Tools &gt; Options &gt; Calc &gt; Table &gt; Keyboard handling &gt; Insert cell &gt; Column = 0.20 like the others instead of 0.98.  
 
| Safway
 
| Safway
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| Anchor context sensitive toolbars by default  
 
| Anchor context sensitive toolbars by default  
 
| All  
 
| All  
 +
| <br>
 
| Context sensitive toolbars (like table, image toolbars) is a great feature  
 
| Context sensitive toolbars (like table, image toolbars) is a great feature  
 
when you get used to it, but new users just see a toolbar popping in front of their work. I always dock those toolbars to the bottom edge of the window. I think this could be a good default for new (and old) users.  
 
when you get used to it, but new users just see a toolbar popping in front of their work. I always dock those toolbars to the bottom edge of the window. I think this could be a good default for new (and old) users.  
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| Change "Show as tip" for word completion  
 
| Change "Show as tip" for word completion  
 
| Writer  
 
| Writer  
 +
| <br>
 
| The word completion is a useful feature, but the way it is shown by default is quite "disturbing": if a  
 
| The word completion is a useful feature, but the way it is shown by default is quite "disturbing": if a  
 
long suggestion pops when you are near the page edge the word you are writing will jump to next line. "Show as tooltip is a better alternative, IMO. The option is on Tools -&gt; AutoCorrect Options -&gt; Word Completion tab  
 
long suggestion pops when you are near the page edge the word you are writing will jump to next line. "Show as tooltip is a better alternative, IMO. The option is on Tools -&gt; AutoCorrect Options -&gt; Word Completion tab  
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| Space Markers Off  
 
| Space Markers Off  
 
| Writer  
 
| Writer  
 +
| <br>
 
| Turn off markers for spaces (small dots between words).  
 
| Turn off markers for spaces (small dots between words).  
 
| [[User:Mr smyle|mr_smyle]]
 
| [[User:Mr smyle|mr_smyle]]
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| Shortcut For Insert Comment  
 
| Shortcut For Insert Comment  
 
| Calc, Writer  
 
| Calc, Writer  
 +
| <br>
 
| Like Ctrl+Ins or Shift+Ins  
 
| Like Ctrl+Ins or Shift+Ins  
 
| [[User:Mr smyle|mr_smyle]]
 
| [[User:Mr smyle|mr_smyle]]
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| Text Paragraph Indents  
 
| Text Paragraph Indents  
 
| Writer(RU)  
 
| Writer(RU)  
 +
| <br>
 
| For style 'Text Body' in RU Locale. Off top margin. Add first line indent 1cm. On justify.  
 
| For style 'Text Body' in RU Locale. Off top margin. Add first line indent 1cm. On justify.  
 
| [[User:Mr smyle|mr_smyle]]
 
| [[User:Mr smyle|mr_smyle]]
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| Many Issues From helen_russian  
 
| Many Issues From helen_russian  
 
| All  
 
| All  
 +
| <br>
 
| Look at this page, please: http://translate.google.com/translate?js=y&amp;prev=_t&amp;hl=en&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;layout=1&amp;eotf=1&amp;u=http%3A%2F%2Fmyooo.ru%2Fcontent%2Fview%2F58%2F1%2F&amp;sl=ru&amp;tl=en -- [[Renaissance:Status Meetings:2010-02-22|Discussion was here]] at 5:05:35 PM  
 
| Look at this page, please: http://translate.google.com/translate?js=y&amp;prev=_t&amp;hl=en&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;layout=1&amp;eotf=1&amp;u=http%3A%2F%2Fmyooo.ru%2Fcontent%2Fview%2F58%2F1%2F&amp;sl=ru&amp;tl=en -- [[Renaissance:Status Meetings:2010-02-22|Discussion was here]] at 5:05:35 PM  
 
| [[User:Mr smyle|mr_smyle]]
 
| [[User:Mr smyle|mr_smyle]]
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| ''Show Color Panel''  
 
| ''Show Color Panel''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
 +
| <br>
 
| View -&gt; Toolbars -&gt; Color Bar  
 
| View -&gt; Toolbars -&gt; Color Bar  
 
| [[User:Mr smyle|mr_smyle]]
 
| [[User:Mr smyle|mr_smyle]]
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| ''Please include presenter screen in default install set of OOo.''  
 
| ''Please include presenter screen in default install set of OOo.''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
| Only this integration in the default install set would make the presenter console usable for many use cases: See more detailed description in {{issue|90415}}.  
+
| {{issue|90415}}
 +
| Only this integration in the default install set would make the presenter console usable for many use cases. '''Remark''': Please consider the integration of the presenter screen extension in the standard download set of OOo, because following situation is standard for presenters on workshops or conferences: (1) The presenter brings the file and must use the computer of the organisor/venue. (2) It is already difficult to ensure that OOo is installed on that computer. (3) It is almost impossible to ensure that OOo AND the presenter console extension is installed (4) The presenter usually has not the time or possibility to install the extension him/herself (5) The result is that the presenter console is unusable for professional use. Please consider this!
 
| [[User:Gerald|Gerald]]
 
| [[User:Gerald|Gerald]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Remove the limits on multi-level undo!  
 
| Remove the limits on multi-level undo!  
 
| All  
 
| All  
| I assume that this limit is just an out-dated, but hard coded default setting. Please see: {{issue|98009}}
+
| {{issue|98009}}
 +
| I assume that this limit is just an out-dated, but hard coded default setting.  
 
| [[User:Gerald|Gerald]]
 
| [[User:Gerald|Gerald]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Styles and formatting panel docked right  
 
| Styles and formatting panel docked right  
 
| Writer  
 
| Writer  
 +
| <br>
 
| Styles and formatting panel is floating and that's annoying, partialy because it obstructs sight from file in edition.It should be in right side (or left) docked so it's always in the same place, and doesn't obstruct the documents.  
 
| Styles and formatting panel is floating and that's annoying, partialy because it obstructs sight from file in edition.It should be in right side (or left) docked so it's always in the same place, and doesn't obstruct the documents.  
 
| [[User:Xihh|xihh]]
 
| [[User:Xihh|xihh]]
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| Find &amp; Replace after selecting a range should have "current selection only" checked by default  
 
| Find &amp; Replace after selecting a range should have "current selection only" checked by default  
 
| Calc, Writer  
 
| Calc, Writer  
 +
| <br>
 
| If you select a range of cells before a Find &amp; Replace, it means in 90% cases that you want to act inside this selection. So the option "current selection only" (two clicks more today) should be:  
 
| If you select a range of cells before a Find &amp; Replace, it means in 90% cases that you want to act inside this selection. So the option "current selection only" (two clicks more today) should be:  
 
  - pre-checked if there is an active cells range selection
 
  - pre-checked if there is an active cells range selection
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|-
 
|-
 
| ''All OpenOffice.org programmes should use the same default keyboard short-cut for inserting comments''  
 
| ''All OpenOffice.org programmes should use the same default keyboard short-cut for inserting comments''  
| '''Impress''',Calc,Writer  
+
| '''Impress''', Calc, Writer  
 +
| <br>
 
| Inserting comments in OOo programmes is inconsistent. 1st: since the name has changed from "notes" to "comments", the keyboard short-cut in Writer is still Ctrl-Alt-N, but should be Ctrl-Alt-C now. 2nd: None of these short-cuts works in Impress or Calc. Why?  
 
| Inserting comments in OOo programmes is inconsistent. 1st: since the name has changed from "notes" to "comments", the keyboard short-cut in Writer is still Ctrl-Alt-N, but should be Ctrl-Alt-C now. 2nd: None of these short-cuts works in Impress or Calc. Why?  
 
| [[User:Gerald|Gerald]]
 
| [[User:Gerald|Gerald]]
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| ''Default Impress formula font should be much larger''  
 
| ''Default Impress formula font should be much larger''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
| The default font size for formula in Impress (after Insert-&gt;Objects-&gt;Formula) is 12pt which is too small to read on the screen. It should be 16pt or 18pt. Please see: {{issue|21118}}.  
+
| {{issue|21118}}
 +
| The default font size for formula in Impress (after Insert-&gt;Objects-&gt;Formula) is 12pt which is too small to read on the screen. It should be 16pt or 18pt.  
 
| [[User:Gerald|Gerald]]
 
| [[User:Gerald|Gerald]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| ''Default Impress formula should be scalable''  
 
| ''Default Impress formula should be scalable''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
 +
| <br>
 
| Formula are too small to read on screen, make them scalable by default on impress so it could be adapted to user's taste. (don't protect size by default on '''impress''')  
 
| Formula are too small to read on screen, make them scalable by default on impress so it could be adapted to user's taste. (don't protect size by default on '''impress''')  
 
| xihh
 
| xihh
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| ''Add default keyboard short-cut for inserting new slide''  
 
| ''Add default keyboard short-cut for inserting new slide''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
| Please see: {{issue|100650}}.  
+
| {{issue|100650}}.  
 +
| <br>
 
| [[User:Gerald|Gerald]]
 
| [[User:Gerald|Gerald]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Remove old word versions from Save As dialog  
 
| Remove old word versions from Save As dialog  
 
| Writer  
 
| Writer  
| Take a look at {{issue|21118}}, Word 95 and 6.0 formats aren't being used much anymore, I have had several users accidentally click on them and lose data from the format change. Since they are at least 15 years old and the number of people using Word 95 and 6.0 are likely a very small number I suggest we disable it by default. (It might be possible to move it over to Export?)  
+
| {{issue|21118}}  
 +
| Word 95 and 6.0 formats aren't being used much anymore, I have had several users accidentally click on them and lose data from the format change. Since they are at least 15 years old and the number of people using Word 95 and 6.0 are likely a very small number I suggest we disable it by default. (It might be possible to move it over to Export?)  
 
| [[User:Gquigs|gquigs]]
 
| [[User:Gquigs|gquigs]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Remove old staroffice files from Save As dialog  
 
| Remove old staroffice files from Save As dialog  
 
| Impress, Writer, Calc  
 
| Impress, Writer, Calc  
 +
| <br>
 
| Similar to above, but I haven't had users do it accidentally yet. It would also go a long way to make the save as-&gt; file format dropdown less overwhelming to users. (It might be possible to move it over to Export?)  
 
| Similar to above, but I haven't had users do it accidentally yet. It would also go a long way to make the save as-&gt; file format dropdown less overwhelming to users. (It might be possible to move it over to Export?)  
 
| [[User:Gquigs|gquigs]]
 
| [[User:Gquigs|gquigs]]
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| ''Enable Vertical Text Button for all''  
 
| ''Enable Vertical Text Button for all''  
 
| '''Impress, Draw'''  
 
| '''Impress, Draw'''  
| It was disabled apparently on purpose but it makes the interface inconsistent. Also, in many presentations people try to use vertical text and can't find it (I have been asked by my users about this on many occasions). Alternative solution (which seems odd to get this functionality) is to enable "enhanced support for asian languages" by default. Read more {{issue|54423}}
+
| {{issue|54423}}
 +
| It was disabled apparently on purpose but it makes the interface inconsistent. Also, in many presentations people try to use vertical text and can't find it (I have been asked by my users about this on many occasions). Alternative solution (which seems odd to get this functionality) is to enable "enhanced support for asian languages" by default.  
 
| [[User:Gquigs|gquigs]]
 
| [[User:Gquigs|gquigs]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Enable Vertical Align Buttons  
 
| Enable Vertical Align Buttons  
 
| Calc  
 
| Calc  
 +
| <br>
 
| I always enable toolbar buttons for vertical align text in the cells. MT:&nbsp;+1  
 
| I always enable toolbar buttons for vertical align text in the cells. MT:&nbsp;+1  
 
| [[User:Mr smyle|mr_smyle]]
 
| [[User:Mr smyle|mr_smyle]]
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| Enable Add Comment Button  
 
| Enable Add Comment Button  
 
| Writer  
 
| Writer  
 +
| <br>
 
| I always enable toolbar button for adding comment in writer  
 
| I always enable toolbar button for adding comment in writer  
 
| [[User:Mr smyle|mr_smyle]]
 
| [[User:Mr smyle|mr_smyle]]
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| Attach Numeric Styles to same Paragraph Styles  
 
| Attach Numeric Styles to same Paragraph Styles  
 
| Writer  
 
| Writer  
 +
| <br>
 
| At now default paragraph styles 'Numeric paragraph N' 'Marked paragraph N' have not same numeric styles. So, activation of NUMERIC style did not activate numeration of paragraph! It`s very unexpected for trivial user.  
 
| At now default paragraph styles 'Numeric paragraph N' 'Marked paragraph N' have not same numeric styles. So, activation of NUMERIC style did not activate numeration of paragraph! It`s very unexpected for trivial user.  
 
| [[User:Dvc|dvc]]
 
| [[User:Dvc|dvc]]
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| Use&nbsp;??/?? as default for fractions instead of&nbsp;?/?  
 
| Use&nbsp;??/?? as default for fractions instead of&nbsp;?/?  
 
| Calc  
 
| Calc  
| See {{issue|67862}}  
+
| {{issue|67862}}  
 +
| <br>
 
| fst
 
| fst
 
|-
 
|-
 
| New Document Property&nbsp;: PrintIntention  
 
| New Document Property&nbsp;: PrintIntention  
 
| ALL  
 
| ALL  
 +
| <br>
 
| All users who wish to create documents who has to been "printed" by a professional Printer (high resolution) struggles with the same problem: <br> The size/resolution off the graphics inside a OOdocument. <br> I propose to store a "Printer Intention" in the Document <br> see also http://api.openoffice.org/servlets/ReadMsg?listName=dev&amp;msgNo=22239  
 
| All users who wish to create documents who has to been "printed" by a professional Printer (high resolution) struggles with the same problem: <br> The size/resolution off the graphics inside a OOdocument. <br> I propose to store a "Printer Intention" in the Document <br> see also http://api.openoffice.org/servlets/ReadMsg?listName=dev&amp;msgNo=22239  
 
| Fernand
 
| Fernand
 
|-
 
|-
| ''Default user annimation''  
+
| ''Default user animation''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
| {{issue|62838}} I want to create a user animation with default behaviour: The object just pops up with no tricky animation. Therefore I have to search for this "animation" type (called in german: "erscheinen") every time within the large list of possible animations. This costs me a lot of time. It would be better, when this were the default, and only if I really want fancy animation, then I have to choose from the list.<br> clu: idea .. usage tracking can show if one setting is significantly more often shown than other .. and this one can became the new default  
+
| {{issue|62838}}  
| [http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/User:Clu Clu]
+
| I want to create a user animation with default behaviour: The object just pops up with no tricky animation. Therefore I have to search for this "animation" type (called in german: "erscheinen") every time within the large list of possible animations. This costs me a lot of time. It would be better, when this were the default, and only if I really want fancy animation, then I have to choose from the list.<br> clu: idea .. usage tracking can show if one setting is significantly more often shown than other .. and this one can became the new default  
 +
| [[User:Clu|Clu]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| ''Duration of pause to 0''  
 
| ''Duration of pause to 0''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
| {{issue|49762}} In Slide Show settings (Slide Show - Slide Show Settings), Impress features a setting for the "duration of pause before the slide show is repeated". It defaults to 10 seconds. I would suggest to have the default set to 0 seconds in order to improve compatibility with MS Powerpoint users, and secondly to leave the decision to insert a pause to the user.  
+
| {{issue|49762}}  
| [http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/User:Clu Clu]
+
| In Slide Show settings (Slide Show - Slide Show Settings), Impress features a setting for the "duration of pause before the slide show is repeated". It defaults to 10 seconds. I would suggest to have the default set to 0 seconds in order to improve compatibility with MS Powerpoint users, and secondly to leave the decision to insert a pause to the user.  
 +
| [[User:Clu|Clu]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| ''Slide Titles editable in navigator''  
 
| ''Slide Titles editable in navigator''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
| {{issue|21888}} The Navigator is a very handy tool to move through a presentation and it also can act as a mini outline of the presentation. However, now the only way to change the slide title shown is to display the Modify Layout dialog from the Format menu. It would be a very nice addition to allow the user to directly edit the title of the slide shown in the Navigator directly in the Navigator.  
+
| {{issue|21888}}  
| [http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/User:Clu Clu]
+
| The Navigator is a very handy tool to move through a presentation and it also can act as a mini outline of the presentation. However, now the only way to change the slide title shown is to display the Modify Layout dialog from the Format menu. It would be a very nice addition to allow the user to directly edit the title of the slide shown in the Navigator directly in the Navigator.  
 +
| [[User:Clu|Clu]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| ''Real Slide Titles in Navigator''  
 
| ''Real Slide Titles in Navigator''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
| {{issue|21888}} It would also be very useful to display the title actually shown on the slide itself as the title unless the user deliberately changed it. The current "Slide 1", "Slide 2", etc. defaults are not very useful for identifying the slide.  
+
| {{issue|21888}}  
| [http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/User:Clu Clu]
+
| It would also be very useful to display the title actually shown on the slide itself as the title unless the user deliberately changed it. The current "Slide 1", "Slide 2", etc. defaults are not very useful for identifying the slide.  
 +
| [[User:Clu|Clu]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| ''Change default table color''  
 
| ''Change default table color''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
| {{issue|102922}} After inserting a table I change the color of my table. I added the data. Now if I want to add a new row, then despite the color of my whole table it inserts the row with default color (blue combination). So I need to select that row again &amp; then change the color. Steps to reproduce the bug:  
+
| {{issue|102922}}  
| [http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/User:Clu Clu]
+
| After inserting a table I change the color of my table. I added the data. Now if I want to add a new row, then despite the color of my whole table it inserts the row with default color (blue combination). So I need to select that row again &amp; then change the color. Steps to reproduce the bug:  
 +
| [[User:Clu|Clu]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| ''Shortcut for adding a new slide''  
 
| ''Shortcut for adding a new slide''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
| {{issue|100650}} =&gt; alt+i+e fix that problem .. a better solution like ctrl+i or ctrl+s etc. (for insert slide) are already in use; and to add an unintuitive shortcut to replace an other unintuitive shortcut by limitating shortcut possibilities for future needs make less sense<br>
+
| {{issue|100650}}  
| [http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/User:Clu Clu]
+
| =&gt; alt+i+e fix that problem .. a better solution like ctrl+i or ctrl+s etc. (for insert slide) or ctrl+m are already in use; and to add an unintuitive shortcut to replace an other unintuitive shortcut by limitating shortcut possibilities for future needs make less sense<br>  
 +
| [[User:Clu|Clu]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| ''Open pps files in show mode''  
 
| ''Open pps files in show mode''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
| {{issue|52755}} If, during installation, a user choses to associate Microsoft PowerPoint  
+
| {{issue|52755}}  
documents with Open Office, the default behavior for a .pps (PowerPoint Show) file is changed to this:  
+
| If, during installation, a user choses to associate Microsoft PowerPoint documents with Open Office, the default behavior for a .pps (PowerPoint Show) file is changed to this:  
 
+
 
"C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 1.9.109\program\soffice.exe" -o "%1"  
 
"C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 1.9.109\program\soffice.exe" -o "%1"  
  
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"C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 1.9.109\program\soffice.exe" -show "%1"  
 
"C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 1.9.109\program\soffice.exe" -show "%1"  
  
| [http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/User:Clu Clu]
+
| [[User:Clu|Clu]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| ''Disable "Allow quick editing" mode as default''  
 
| ''Disable "Allow quick editing" mode as default''  
 
| '''Draw/Impress'''  
 
| '''Draw/Impress'''  
 +
| <br>
 
| The so called quick editing mode at /tools/options/draw/general or /tools/options/impress/general should be disabled by default because people will be able to detect and to move text objects more easily  
 
| The so called quick editing mode at /tools/options/draw/general or /tools/options/impress/general should be disabled by default because people will be able to detect and to move text objects more easily  
| [http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/User:JoostAndrae ja]
+
| [[User:JoostAndrae|ja]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| "Number recognition" (in tables) should be turned of by default,  
 
| "Number recognition" (in tables) should be turned of by default,  
 
| Writer  
 
| Writer  
 +
| <br>
 
| It's usefull for advanced user, but disorientating / annoying for new users. Advanced user can easily switch it on.  
 
| It's usefull for advanced user, but disorientating / annoying for new users. Advanced user can easily switch it on.  
| [http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/User:Camillem CamilleM]
+
| [[User:Camillem|CamilleM]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| ''Default shadow should be transparent and smaller''  
 
| ''Default shadow should be transparent and smaller''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
 +
| <br>
 
| A better shadow effect can be achieved with Distance&nbsp;: 0,1 cm (instead of 0,3)&nbsp;; Color&nbsp;: Black (instead of Grey)&nbsp;; Transparency&nbsp;: 60&nbsp;% (instead of 0%)  
 
| A better shadow effect can be achieved with Distance&nbsp;: 0,1 cm (instead of 0,3)&nbsp;; Color&nbsp;: Black (instead of Grey)&nbsp;; Transparency&nbsp;: 60&nbsp;% (instead of 0%)  
| [http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/User:Camillem CamilleM]
+
| [[User:Camillem|CamilleM]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| "tagged PDF" as default  
 
| "tagged PDF" as default  
 
| All  
 
| All  
 +
| <br>
 
| PDF-Export: set "tagged PDF" as default (30% bigger files, but accessible by default) .. from letter of MT  
 
| PDF-Export: set "tagged PDF" as default (30% bigger files, but accessible by default) .. from letter of MT  
| [http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/User:Clu Clu]
+
| [[User:Clu|Clu]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| "don't register" as default  
 
| "don't register" as default  
 
| All  
 
| All  
 +
| <br>
 
| First-Start-Wizard: "don't register" as default .. from letter of MT  
 
| First-Start-Wizard: "don't register" as default .. from letter of MT  
| [http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/User:Clu Clu]
+
| [[User:Clu|Clu]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Improvement Program in startup wizard  
 
| Improvement Program in startup wizard  
 
| All  
 
| All  
 +
| <br>
 
| Move the question about participating in the improvement wizard to the first run wizard. (Alternatively put them both as part of the install)  
 
| Move the question about participating in the improvement wizard to the first run wizard. (Alternatively put them both as part of the install)  
 
| [[User:Gquigs|gquigs]]
 
| [[User:Gquigs|gquigs]]
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| Don't put OO install files on Desktop  
 
| Don't put OO install files on Desktop  
 
| All  
 
| All  
 +
| <br>
 
| It makes OO look messy when it has to extract the files to the desktop first. Removing the extra extraction step would be the best, but if not, extracting to a temporary location, and then deleting when done.  
 
| It makes OO look messy when it has to extract the files to the desktop first. Removing the extra extraction step would be the best, but if not, extracting to a temporary location, and then deleting when done.  
 
| [[User:Gquigs|gquigs]]
 
| [[User:Gquigs|gquigs]]
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| ''Keyboard shortcut to make fine position adjustments''  
 
| ''Keyboard shortcut to make fine position adjustments''  
 
| '''Draw, Impress'''  
 
| '''Draw, Impress'''  
| I often use the alt+arrow keys to make fine adjustments to the position of drawing objects in Draw and Impress. In Mac OS X, that shortcut is assigned to switch 'Spaces' (the multiple desktops in Mac OS X). Please see {{issue|107125}}
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| {{issue|107125}}
 +
| I often use the alt+arrow keys to make fine adjustments to the position of drawing objects in Draw and Impress. In Mac OS X, that shortcut is assigned to switch 'Spaces' (the multiple desktops in Mac OS X).  
 
| [[User:Vamsi Kodali|vkkodali]]
 
| [[User:Vamsi Kodali|vkkodali]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Double-click to bring up 'Position and Size' dialog box  
 
| Double-click to bring up 'Position and Size' dialog box  
 
| All  
 
| All  
 +
| <br>
 
| Currently, the easiest way (AFAIK) to reach the 'Position and Size' dialog box for a drawing or text box object is from the right-click context menu. It would be nice to activate it upon double-clicking on the object ala MS Office. Currently, double-clicking the object brings up a cursor to allow text entry.  
 
| Currently, the easiest way (AFAIK) to reach the 'Position and Size' dialog box for a drawing or text box object is from the right-click context menu. It would be nice to activate it upon double-clicking on the object ala MS Office. Currently, double-clicking the object brings up a cursor to allow text entry.  
 
| [[User:Vamsi Kodali|vkkodali]]
 
| [[User:Vamsi Kodali|vkkodali]]
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| Increase default size of graphics cache  
 
| Increase default size of graphics cache  
 
| All  
 
| All  
| Many users know nothing about the size of the pictures they insert in their documents and they encounter performance problems often due to the too small size of graphics cache. Please see {{issue|63253}}
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| {{issue|63253}}
 +
| Many users know nothing about the size of the pictures they insert in their documents and they encounter performance problems often due to the too small size of graphics cache.  
 
| [[User:Jbfaure|jbfaure]]
 
| [[User:Jbfaure|jbfaure]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Change print default to 'All Sheets'  
 
| Change print default to 'All Sheets'  
 
| Calc  
 
| Calc  
 +
| <br>
 
| In the file/print dialog the default setting is 'Selected sheets', but should be 'All sheets' and this can confuse normal user because 1. the user await that the whole doc is printed if he push the print button; not from selected sheet on (that can give a lot of confusion) 2. the preview can show a different numbering and amount of pages than the print outcome 3. the user do not await this behavior if he does not made further settings and this is an inconsistent behavior to f.e. writer which print all pages by default (from cj).  
 
| In the file/print dialog the default setting is 'Selected sheets', but should be 'All sheets' and this can confuse normal user because 1. the user await that the whole doc is printed if he push the print button; not from selected sheet on (that can give a lot of confusion) 2. the preview can show a different numbering and amount of pages than the print outcome 3. the user do not await this behavior if he does not made further settings and this is an inconsistent behavior to f.e. writer which print all pages by default (from cj).  
| [http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/User:Clu Clu]
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| [[User:Clu|Clu]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Make the "record changes" feature more attractive  
 
| Make the "record changes" feature more attractive  
 
| Writer  
 
| Writer  
 +
| <br>
 
| The "record changes" feature is not easy to find. Two suggestions: 1. Rename the toolbar from "Changes" to "Record changes". 2. Add icons to the toolbar buttons to make them more visually appealing.  
 
| The "record changes" feature is not easy to find. Two suggestions: 1. Rename the toolbar from "Changes" to "Record changes". 2. Add icons to the toolbar buttons to make them more visually appealing.  
 
| [[User:Paperjam|paperjam]]
 
| [[User:Paperjam|paperjam]]
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| Adapt the "update extensions" dialog to make it look like the "extensions manager" dialog.  
 
| Adapt the "update extensions" dialog to make it look like the "extensions manager" dialog.  
 
| All  
 
| All  
 +
| <br>
 
| The "update extensions" dialog should use the same layout that the "extensions manager" dialog uses.  
 
| The "update extensions" dialog should use the same layout that the "extensions manager" dialog uses.  
 
| [[User:Paperjam|paperjam]]
 
| [[User:Paperjam|paperjam]]
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| No Splash Screen  
 
| No Splash Screen  
 
| All  
 
| All  
 +
| <br>
 
| Disable the splash screen by default, 3.2 is fast enough starting. it just feels like it is getting in the way.  
 
| Disable the splash screen by default, 3.2 is fast enough starting. it just feels like it is getting in the way.  
 
| [[User:Gquigs|gquigs]]
 
| [[User:Gquigs|gquigs]]
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| Disable OpenOffice's Open/Save Dialogs  
 
| Disable OpenOffice's Open/Save Dialogs  
 
| All  
 
| All  
 +
| <br>
 
| At least on Ubuntu Linux the non OpenOffice dialogs are much much easier to use and more consistent with the platform. You can try for yourself in options -&gt; General -&gt; Open/Save  
 
| At least on Ubuntu Linux the non OpenOffice dialogs are much much easier to use and more consistent with the platform. You can try for yourself in options -&gt; General -&gt; Open/Save  
 
| [[User:Gquigs|gquigs]]
 
| [[User:Gquigs|gquigs]]
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| Autotext default preview window too small  
 
| Autotext default preview window too small  
 
| Writer  
 
| Writer  
 +
| <br>
 
| The default preview window of the Autotext dialogue is too small. It is almost impossible to read the available autotexts in that window.  
 
| The default preview window of the Autotext dialogue is too small. It is almost impossible to read the available autotexts in that window.  
 
| [[User:Gerald|Gerald]]
 
| [[User:Gerald|Gerald]]
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| Do not close Toolbar dialog automatically  
 
| Do not close Toolbar dialog automatically  
 
| All  
 
| All  
 +
| <br>
 
| In View-Toolbar we can see a dialog to select the toolbars we want to be visible. Many times we are looking for a set of functions we do not know exactly in which toolbar they are implemented. So we select on toolbar and the dialog closes. We check the functions are not there, select View-Toolbar again, deselect the previous toolbar - and the dialog closes. Select again View-Toolbar, select another toolbar, and the dialog closes. You can now see what I mean. If the default is to keep the dialog open until we are satisfied that all the needed toolbars are selected we could save time and avoid frustration  
 
| In View-Toolbar we can see a dialog to select the toolbars we want to be visible. Many times we are looking for a set of functions we do not know exactly in which toolbar they are implemented. So we select on toolbar and the dialog closes. We check the functions are not there, select View-Toolbar again, deselect the previous toolbar - and the dialog closes. Select again View-Toolbar, select another toolbar, and the dialog closes. You can now see what I mean. If the default is to keep the dialog open until we are satisfied that all the needed toolbars are selected we could save time and avoid frustration  
 
| [[User:Pvilela|pvilela]]
 
| [[User:Pvilela|pvilela]]
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| ''remove 'Display Grid' icon from 'Standard' toolbar''  
 
| ''remove 'Display Grid' icon from 'Standard' toolbar''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
 +
| <br>
 
| delete 'Display Grid' icon from 'Standard' toolbar -&gt; it is only 0.02% clicked (one of the fewest) and also available over menue  
 
| delete 'Display Grid' icon from 'Standard' toolbar -&gt; it is only 0.02% clicked (one of the fewest) and also available over menue  
| [http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/User:Clu Clu]
+
| [[User:Clu|Clu]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| "Save as" should always offer ODF as default file format  
 
| "Save as" should always offer ODF as default file format  
 
| All  
 
| All  
 +
| <br>
 
| If a Word-,Powerpoint-,Excel-file is opened in OpenOffice.org and one selects "File"-&gt;"Save as", the default file formats should be .odt/odp/ods instead of .doc/.ppt/.xls.  
 
| If a Word-,Powerpoint-,Excel-file is opened in OpenOffice.org and one selects "File"-&gt;"Save as", the default file formats should be .odt/odp/ods instead of .doc/.ppt/.xls.  
 
| [[User:Gerald|Gerald]]
 
| [[User:Gerald|Gerald]]
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| ''Some default settings in toolbar drawing/zeichnen are confusing''  
 
| ''Some default settings in toolbar drawing/zeichnen are confusing''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
 +
| <br>
 
| Some default settings in toolbar drawing/Zeichnen are not chosen well: (1) The default for standard forms/Standardformen is a rectangle, which already has another default entry in the drawing toolbar with the name "rectangle"/Rechteck. It would make more sense to choose in "standard forms" another default setting such as "rounded rectangle" or something else. (2) The tool tip for insert image/Bild einfügen is "Aus Datei", which is much worse than "Bild einfügen", so why? (3) Why is the icon/selection "lines and arrows/Linien und Pfeile" hidden by default in the drawing toolbar? It would make sense to add it to the toolbar by default or to replace the icon "Linie mit Pfeilende/line with arrowhead" with the selection "Linien und Pfeile" (which also includes the "Linie mit Pfeilende"). (4) Why is there an entire independent toolbar called "Kreise und Ovale/Circles and ovals"? These elements should be by default in the drawing toolbar and not separated.  
 
| Some default settings in toolbar drawing/Zeichnen are not chosen well: (1) The default for standard forms/Standardformen is a rectangle, which already has another default entry in the drawing toolbar with the name "rectangle"/Rechteck. It would make more sense to choose in "standard forms" another default setting such as "rounded rectangle" or something else. (2) The tool tip for insert image/Bild einfügen is "Aus Datei", which is much worse than "Bild einfügen", so why? (3) Why is the icon/selection "lines and arrows/Linien und Pfeile" hidden by default in the drawing toolbar? It would make sense to add it to the toolbar by default or to replace the icon "Linie mit Pfeilende/line with arrowhead" with the selection "Linien und Pfeile" (which also includes the "Linie mit Pfeilende"). (4) Why is there an entire independent toolbar called "Kreise und Ovale/Circles and ovals"? These elements should be by default in the drawing toolbar and not separated.  
 
| [[User:Gerald|Gerald]]
 
| [[User:Gerald|Gerald]]
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| ''pdf-export with comments should only export commented slides''  
 
| ''pdf-export with comments should only export commented slides''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
 +
| <br>
 
| In the pdf-export options in Impress it is possible to export comments but the problem is that this options leads to an exports which contains all slides without comments followed by all slides with comments. This is not what the normal user expects. Please change this option so that only the commented slides are exported.  
 
| In the pdf-export options in Impress it is possible to export comments but the problem is that this options leads to an exports which contains all slides without comments followed by all slides with comments. This is not what the normal user expects. Please change this option so that only the commented slides are exported.  
 
| [[User:Parity|parity]]
 
| [[User:Parity|parity]]
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| Initialize the writer  
 
| Initialize the writer  
 
| Writer  
 
| Writer  
 +
| <br>
 
| I always set the following in Writer, if they are not set already:  
 
| I always set the following in Writer, if they are not set already:  
 
set the measurement units to metric set tab stops to 1.5cm  
 
set the measurement units to metric set tab stops to 1.5cm  
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(from a letter of st)  
 
(from a letter of st)  
  
| [http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/User:Clu Clu]
+
| [[User:Clu|Clu]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| ''Properties on context''  
 
| ''Properties on context''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
 +
| <br>
 
| I make changes to the drawings/text box objects that I make in impress almost all the time. Currently, apart from the easily accessible options that appear as buttons on the toolbar, the way to do this is to right-click on the object, go to the 'Properties' dialog box and change them. In MS Office this 'Properties' window can be accessed by double-clicking on the object. OOo default for double-clicking, say, a filled rectangle is to bring up a cursor to enter text. It would be nice to have the 'Properties' window appear like in MS Office unless there is a compelling reason for the current behavior. (from a blog comment of vamsi)  
 
| I make changes to the drawings/text box objects that I make in impress almost all the time. Currently, apart from the easily accessible options that appear as buttons on the toolbar, the way to do this is to right-click on the object, go to the 'Properties' dialog box and change them. In MS Office this 'Properties' window can be accessed by double-clicking on the object. OOo default for double-clicking, say, a filled rectangle is to bring up a cursor to enter text. It would be nice to have the 'Properties' window appear like in MS Office unless there is a compelling reason for the current behavior. (from a blog comment of vamsi)  
| [http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/User:Clu Clu]
+
| [[User:Clu|Clu]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Border/Backgroundcolor button on toolbar is not 'sticky' on Calc  
 
| Border/Backgroundcolor button on toolbar is not 'sticky' on Calc  
 
| Calc  
 
| Calc  
 +
| <br>
 
| please consider also issue 10864 (from a blog comment of tommy)  
 
| please consider also issue 10864 (from a blog comment of tommy)  
| [http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/User:Clu Clu]
+
| [[User:Clu|Clu]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| ''empty bullets should not be shown in presentation''  
 
| ''empty bullets should not be shown in presentation''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
 +
| <br>
 
| like it is at ms office (from fl)  
 
| like it is at ms office (from fl)  
| [http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/User:Clu Clu]
+
| [[User:Clu|Clu]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| ''serial effect for set of bullet points''  
 
| ''serial effect for set of bullet points''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
 +
| <br>
 
| if you have a set of bullet points and you want the single points to f.e. 'fly in' you should have the possibility to take the whole box and give it the effect that they serial fly in .. (from fl)  
 
| if you have a set of bullet points and you want the single points to f.e. 'fly in' you should have the possibility to take the whole box and give it the effect that they serial fly in .. (from fl)  
| [http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/User:Clu Clu]
+
| [[User:Clu|Clu]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| ''Last accessed element in sidebar/Aufgabenbereich should be default for sidebar of next slide''  
 
| ''Last accessed element in sidebar/Aufgabenbereich should be default for sidebar of next slide''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
 +
| <br>
 
| The active element in the sidebar/Aufgabenbereich always jumps back to the default element "Layout" and not to the last accessed element, e.g. "Slide transitions/Folienübergang". This can be extremely annoying. For example: If I want to edit the "custom transitions" on several slides, always after switching to another slide, the sidebar "forgets" that I was working on "custom transitions" and goes back to the default "Layout". Always the last accessed element should stay the active element, if one switches to another slide.  
 
| The active element in the sidebar/Aufgabenbereich always jumps back to the default element "Layout" and not to the last accessed element, e.g. "Slide transitions/Folienübergang". This can be extremely annoying. For example: If I want to edit the "custom transitions" on several slides, always after switching to another slide, the sidebar "forgets" that I was working on "custom transitions" and goes back to the default "Layout". Always the last accessed element should stay the active element, if one switches to another slide.  
 
| [[User:Gerald|Gerald]]
 
| [[User:Gerald|Gerald]]
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| ''Change rotate button in mode on/off''  
 
| ''Change rotate button in mode on/off''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
 +
| <br>
 
| if you push the rotate button the rotate mode is on .. if you push again i awaint to switch the mode off but that does not happen .. you must click anywhere and on the shape again to switch back to the 'normal' selecting mode  
 
| if you push the rotate button the rotate mode is on .. if you push again i awaint to switch the mode off but that does not happen .. you must click anywhere and on the shape again to switch back to the 'normal' selecting mode  
| [http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/User:Clu Clu]
+
| [[User:Clu|Clu]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| misc autocorrects  
 
| misc autocorrects  
 
| Writer  
 
| Writer  
 +
| <br>
 
| turn off (this most annoying) autocorrect for - two initial capitals - capitalize first letter - URL recognition - custom quotes - set autocomplete accept to TAB, not return! (from blog comment of Marcello Romani)  
 
| turn off (this most annoying) autocorrect for - two initial capitals - capitalize first letter - URL recognition - custom quotes - set autocomplete accept to TAB, not return! (from blog comment of Marcello Romani)  
| [http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/User:Clu Clu]
+
| [[User:Clu|Clu]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| ''space key to shift slide''  
 
| ''space key to shift slide''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
 +
| <br>
 
| in zoom toolbar you have an icon called shift for this job, but a keyboard shortcut is missing .. photoshop and other graphical apps use the space key for that which seems to be a good solution (fl)  
 
| in zoom toolbar you have an icon called shift for this job, but a keyboard shortcut is missing .. photoshop and other graphical apps use the space key for that which seems to be a good solution (fl)  
| [http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/User:Clu Clu]
+
| [[User:Clu|Clu]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| ''Add a button "Save Template"''  
 
| ''Add a button "Save Template"''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
 +
| <br>
 
| automatically recognize a new template not on file, perhaps, or just notice that a template is open and offer the button (from a chat I had with a sales guy)  
 
| automatically recognize a new template not on file, perhaps, or just notice that a template is open and offer the button (from a chat I had with a sales guy)  
 
| [[User:Liz|Liz]]
 
| [[User:Liz|Liz]]
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| ''provide presentation manager in separate window in one computer/monitor''  
 
| ''provide presentation manager in separate window in one computer/monitor''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
 +
| <br>
 
| Provide this as a possibility without the need for a second monitor, so that presenters can practice a presentation as if they were in the real situation, but only need one computer/laptop to practice on (from a chat I had with a sales guy)  
 
| Provide this as a possibility without the need for a second monitor, so that presenters can practice a presentation as if they were in the real situation, but only need one computer/laptop to practice on (from a chat I had with a sales guy)  
 
| [[User:Liz|Liz]]
 
| [[User:Liz|Liz]]
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| ''when inserting in Impress, automatically open a text box''  
 
| ''when inserting in Impress, automatically open a text box''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
 +
| <br>
 
| the default would be a text box just appears when Paste is chosen---is it possible to identify what is on the clipboard to be pasted? i.e., if text, then text box opens (from a chat I had with a sales guy)  
 
| the default would be a text box just appears when Paste is chosen---is it possible to identify what is on the clipboard to be pasted? i.e., if text, then text box opens (from a chat I had with a sales guy)  
 
| [[User:Liz|Liz]]
 
| [[User:Liz|Liz]]
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| ''show links with the “short text” instead of the path''  
 
| ''show links with the “short text” instead of the path''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
 +
| <br>
 
| (from a chat I had with a sales guy)  
 
| (from a chat I had with a sales guy)  
 
| [[User:Liz|Liz]]
 
| [[User:Liz|Liz]]
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| ''Text in slide show should automatically adjust to the vertical middle of slide''  
 
| ''Text in slide show should automatically adjust to the vertical middle of slide''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
 +
| <br>
 
| to make it look professional without the user having to fiddle with it (from a chat I had with Rosana)  
 
| to make it look professional without the user having to fiddle with it (from a chat I had with Rosana)  
 
| [[User:Liz|Liz]]
 
| [[User:Liz|Liz]]
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| ''Add more page layouts''  
 
| ''Add more page layouts''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
 +
| <br>
 
| I have drawings of 3 example layouts (from a chat I had with Rosana)  
 
| I have drawings of 3 example layouts (from a chat I had with Rosana)  
 
| [[User:Liz|Liz]]
 
| [[User:Liz|Liz]]
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| ''switch task pane off''  
 
| ''switch task pane off''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
 +
| <br>
 
| at the moment the task pane is on by default .. with the new changes in design it makes rather no sense to keep this default (fl)  
 
| at the moment the task pane is on by default .. with the new changes in design it makes rather no sense to keep this default (fl)  
| [http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/User:Clu Clu]
+
| [[User:Clu|Clu]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| ''Zoom fit to width''  
 
| ''Zoom fit to width''  
 
| Writer, '''Impress'''  
 
| Writer, '''Impress'''  
 +
| <br>
 
| Size of area to work should fit itself every time when user add or hide panel (Stylish, Task/Slide panel)  
 
| Size of area to work should fit itself every time when user add or hide panel (Stylish, Task/Slide panel)  
 
CLU: as i understand you the current impress already behave like that: close task or slide pane -&gt; work area grows, activate them -&gt; work area shrinks .. may you describe it more precise for better understanding .. thx  
 
CLU: as i understand you the current impress already behave like that: close task or slide pane -&gt; work area grows, activate them -&gt; work area shrinks .. may you describe it more precise for better understanding .. thx  
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| ''Check all words''  
 
| ''Check all words''  
 
| All  
 
| All  
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| <br>
 
| Options &gt; Language Settings &gt; Writing Aids &gt; Options. "Check uppercase words" and "Check words with numbers" are unchecked.  
 
| Options &gt; Language Settings &gt; Writing Aids &gt; Options. "Check uppercase words" and "Check words with numbers" are unchecked.  
 
| [[User:Quest-88|Quest]]
 
| [[User:Quest-88|Quest]]
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| ''Lower level macro security''  
 
| ''Lower level macro security''  
 
| All  
 
| All  
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| <br>
 
| In currently state (high level), OO.o automatically doesn't run any macros. In medium level, OO.o doesn't run macro, but ask user if should it be run.  
 
| In currently state (high level), OO.o automatically doesn't run any macros. In medium level, OO.o doesn't run macro, but ask user if should it be run.  
 
| [[User:Quest-88|Quest]]
 
| [[User:Quest-88|Quest]]
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| ''Making wrapping Macro requiring documents into oxt extension simple''  
 
| ''Making wrapping Macro requiring documents into oxt extension simple''  
 
| All  
 
| All  
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| <br>
 
| I see lowing macro secuirty as wrong. Since over 90 percent of all documents out there don't require Macros so disabled completely by default makes sense. Most documents that require macros are either hacking over defect in program or Wizards. Both hacks and Wizards make more sense installing as extensions. Currently creating extensions is a pain in ass.  
 
| I see lowing macro secuirty as wrong. Since over 90 percent of all documents out there don't require Macros so disabled completely by default makes sense. Most documents that require macros are either hacking over defect in program or Wizards. Both hacks and Wizards make more sense installing as extensions. Currently creating extensions is a pain in ass.  
| [http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/User:Oiaohm oiaohm]
+
| [[User:Oiaohm|oiaohm]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| ''Information bar on the top instead pop-up''  
 
| ''Information bar on the top instead pop-up''  
 
| All  
 
| All  
| It concerns passwords, macros and may be comments. Please, look at [http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/User_Experience/DirectManipulationSnippets#Mockups_3 DirectManipulationSnippets#Mockups_3]  
+
| <br>
 +
| It concerns passwords, macros and may be comments. Please, look at [[User Experience/DirectManipulationSnippets#Mockups_3|DirectManipulationSnippets#Mockups_3]]  
 
| [[User:Quest-88|Quest]]
 
| [[User:Quest-88|Quest]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| ''More security user's data''  
 
| ''More security user's data''  
 
| All  
 
| All  
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| <br>
 
| Options &gt; Load/Save &gt; General. ''Always create backup copy'' is unchecked and ''Save AutoRecovery'' take too much time. It shouldn't be 15 min, but 2-3 minutes.  
 
| Options &gt; Load/Save &gt; General. ''Always create backup copy'' is unchecked and ''Save AutoRecovery'' take too much time. It shouldn't be 15 min, but 2-3 minutes.  
 
| [[User:Quest-88|Quest]]
 
| [[User:Quest-88|Quest]]
 
|-
 
|-
| ''d&amp;d of graphic should copy it''  
+
| ''dragging and dropping a graphic should embed the graphic''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
 +
| {{issue|107641}}
 
| .. not create a link .. by exporting or replacing the document the link gets 'corrupted' and the graphic seems to be lost (letter from stella)  
 
| .. not create a link .. by exporting or replacing the document the link gets 'corrupted' and the graphic seems to be lost (letter from stella)  
| [http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/User:Clu Clu]
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| [[User:Clu|Clu]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| ''Fix navigator to have option to display unnamed''  
 
| ''Fix navigator to have option to display unnamed''  
 
| All  
 
| All  
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| <br>
 
| This is another pain in ass item. Having to go to navigation tool bar to click threw all objects to find unname.  
 
| This is another pain in ass item. Having to go to navigation tool bar to click threw all objects to find unname.  
| [http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/User:Oiaohm oiaohm]
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| [[User:Oiaohm|oiaohm]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| ''Make navigation tool bar dockable and listed in the list of toolbars''  
 
| ''Make navigation tool bar dockable and listed in the list of toolbars''  
 
| All  
 
| All  
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| <br>
 
| Currently as a floating window with a magical little dot to click on makes it harder to find also as a floating window harder to use. Its called a toolbar make it act like one.  
 
| Currently as a floating window with a magical little dot to click on makes it harder to find also as a floating window harder to use. Its called a toolbar make it act like one.  
| [http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/User:Oiaohm oiaohm]
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| [[User:Oiaohm|oiaohm]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| ''Picture Inserting Writer Lacks Rotation''  
 
| ''Picture Inserting Writer Lacks Rotation''  
 
| Writer  
 
| Writer  
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| <br>
 
| If you insert image into draw then copy and paste to writer rotation is there. A option to covert picture to a drawing option to enable rotation in writer would improve usability. Ie open up picture option turn on rotation picture becomes wrapped in a drawing object. The mirror option is also required.  
 
| If you insert image into draw then copy and paste to writer rotation is there. A option to covert picture to a drawing option to enable rotation in writer would improve usability. Ie open up picture option turn on rotation picture becomes wrapped in a drawing object. The mirror option is also required.  
| [http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/User:Oiaohm oiaohm]
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| [[User:Oiaohm|oiaohm]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| ''Word wrapping through default to background instead of forground''  
 
| ''Word wrapping through default to background instead of forground''  
 
| All  
 
| All  
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| <br>
 
| Most cases turning through on with word wrapping you want to write over image not image sitting in foreground over text.  
 
| Most cases turning through on with word wrapping you want to write over image not image sitting in foreground over text.  
| [http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/User:Oiaohm oiaohm]
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| [[User:Oiaohm|oiaohm]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| ''General look popups''  
 
| ''General look popups''  
 
| All  
 
| All  
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| <br>
 
| All popups windows in OO.o should have the same, general look'n'feel. [http://cedric.bosdonnat.free.fr/wordpress/?p=560 Please, use patch from Go-OpenOffice].  
 
| All popups windows in OO.o should have the same, general look'n'feel. [http://cedric.bosdonnat.free.fr/wordpress/?p=560 Please, use patch from Go-OpenOffice].  
 
| [[User:Quest-88|Quest]]
 
| [[User:Quest-88|Quest]]
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| ''Enhancement print preview''  
 
| ''Enhancement print preview''  
 
| Writer, (Calc&nbsp;?)  
 
| Writer, (Calc&nbsp;?)  
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| <br>
 
| Print preview in Writer shows 65% page. Next 75%, 100%, 150%. All time, zoom is focusing on the same place, so user see only half page (in case of 100% and more) and second half is cut from the left. Additionally user must move scrollbar. Besides, if we have two and more pages in Writer, zoom is focusing on grey background between pages. MS Office needs only 1 click to zoom page to readability size. If we have two and more pages, Word is focusing on one page, ignoring other. It fix problem with grey background.  
 
| Print preview in Writer shows 65% page. Next 75%, 100%, 150%. All time, zoom is focusing on the same place, so user see only half page (in case of 100% and more) and second half is cut from the left. Additionally user must move scrollbar. Besides, if we have two and more pages in Writer, zoom is focusing on grey background between pages. MS Office needs only 1 click to zoom page to readability size. If we have two and more pages, Word is focusing on one page, ignoring other. It fix problem with grey background.  
 
| [[User:Quest-88|Quest]]
 
| [[User:Quest-88|Quest]]
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| ''More resizeable Findbar''  
 
| ''More resizeable Findbar''  
 
| All  
 
| All  
| [http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Specification_Common_find_toolbar Findbar] should be longer and on bottom window (like in Firefox), or it can be only resizeable and localized anywhere.&nbsp;;)  
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| <br>
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| [[Specification Common find toolbar|Findbar]] should be longer and on bottom window (like in Firefox), or it can be only resizeable and localized anywhere.&nbsp;;)  
 
| [[User:Quest-88|Quest]]
 
| [[User:Quest-88|Quest]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| ''Simpler way for page orientation''  
 
| ''Simpler way for page orientation''  
 
| Writer  
 
| Writer  
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| <br>
 
| People complains for too complicate way to made many and mixed vertical and horizontal page. I think, user should have 2 basic styles, which won't change all document. User may want to change one for three page, and he should can apply style for only e.g. second page.  
 
| People complains for too complicate way to made many and mixed vertical and horizontal page. I think, user should have 2 basic styles, which won't change all document. User may want to change one for three page, and he should can apply style for only e.g. second page.  
 
| [[User:Quest-88|Quest]]
 
| [[User:Quest-88|Quest]]
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| ''Ctrl+B &amp; Crl+I'' to styles  
 
| ''Ctrl+B &amp; Crl+I'' to styles  
 
| Writer  
 
| Writer  
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| <br>
 
| Now these key combinations make text hard-styled Bold or Italic. Will be useful to Assign them to soft default styles with bold and italic highlighting.  
 
| Now these key combinations make text hard-styled Bold or Italic. Will be useful to Assign them to soft default styles with bold and italic highlighting.  
 
| [[User:Mr smyle|mr_smyle]]
 
| [[User:Mr smyle|mr_smyle]]
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| ''allow slide scrolling''  
 
| ''allow slide scrolling''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
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| <br>
 
| by scrolling a slide and reaching the slide border you should have the possibility to scroll further to the next slide like MS ppt provides it (fl)  
 
| by scrolling a slide and reaching the slide border you should have the possibility to scroll further to the next slide like MS ppt provides it (fl)  
| [http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/User:Clu Clu]
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| [[User:Clu|Clu]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| ''Copy when moving by default''  
 
| ''Copy when moving by default''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
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| <br>
 
| under 'tools/options/general/copy when moving' you can switch on a default to copy an object by moving, when you have simultaneous the ctrl key pressed .. this is a nice behavior and does not disturb anyone (fl)  
 
| under 'tools/options/general/copy when moving' you can switch on a default to copy an object by moving, when you have simultaneous the ctrl key pressed .. this is a nice behavior and does not disturb anyone (fl)  
| [http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/User:Clu Clu]
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| [[User:Clu|Clu]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| ''delete Navigator icon''  
 
| ''delete Navigator icon''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
 
| '''Impress'''  
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| <br>
 
| the navigator icon in the standard toolbar is clicked under 0.1% and is one of the most unused icons there; therefore it only waste place and steel attention without being useful =&gt; delete this icon from standard toolbar (it is still available over the menue and the shortcut)  
 
| the navigator icon in the standard toolbar is clicked under 0.1% and is one of the most unused icons there; therefore it only waste place and steel attention without being useful =&gt; delete this icon from standard toolbar (it is still available over the menue and the shortcut)  
| [http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/User:Clu Clu]
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| [[User:Clu|Clu]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| ''Paste pictures from web''  
 
| ''Paste pictures from web''  
 
| '''Draw/Impress'''  
 
| '''Draw/Impress'''  
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| <br>
 
| Drag and drop any picture from net to Writer - you see pasted image. Drag and drop picture to Draw/Impress - you see frame with HTML code. Besides, user can't paste picture from URL (Insert &gt; Picture &gt; From file&gt; URL). Impress/Draw shows "Unknow graphics format" error. Writer work well.  
 
| Drag and drop any picture from net to Writer - you see pasted image. Drag and drop picture to Draw/Impress - you see frame with HTML code. Besides, user can't paste picture from URL (Insert &gt; Picture &gt; From file&gt; URL). Impress/Draw shows "Unknow graphics format" error. Writer work well.  
 
| [[User:Quest-88|Quest]]
 
| [[User:Quest-88|Quest]]
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|-
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| ''Make ToC hyperlinked''
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| Writer
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| <br>
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| A ToC is more useful when it is with hyperlinks to the pages the heading is on.
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| [[User:Fopper|Fopper]]
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|-
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| ''Don't spy user''
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| All
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| <br>
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| Disable "Apply user data" by default instead of spying out users editing time in document properties.
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| Anonym
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|-
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| ''Disable and overwork alien format warning''
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| All
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| <br>
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| Alien warning on saving unsettles user. Current text could be improved and alien warning could be disabled by default.
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| [[User:FL|Frank Loehmann]]
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|-
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| ''Do not follow hyperlinks and interaction in edit mode with''
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| Impress
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| <br>
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| Editing presentation is difficult when interaction is active. So change default to do not follow hyperlinks/interactions by default. Add modifier to activate in edit mode.
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| [[User:FL|Frank Loehmann]]
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|-
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| ''Change bitmaps in more modern and nicer ones''
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| Impress
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| <br>
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| the proposed bitmaps are old fashioned and outdated, please provide new ones (suggested by cl).
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| [[User:Clu|Clu]]
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|-
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| ''No Text formatting in Outline Mode by Default''
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| Impress
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| <br>
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| Outliner shows WYSIWYG formatting. Default should be non WYSIWYG, but headings should be shown bold.
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| [[User:Fl|Frank Loehmann]]
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|-
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| ''Non WYSIWYG uses 'Times New Roman''
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| Impress
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| <br>
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| Do not use serif fonts on screen. Use Arial instead.
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| [[User:Fl|Frank Loehmann]]
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|-
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| ''Do not follow hyperlinks in edit mode''
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| Calc
 +
| <br>
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| OOo has a security setting to not follow any hyperlink in edit mode without pressing a modifier (ctrl key). A tip help shows this modifier. This is default in Writer, but has not been adopted for Impress, Draw and Calc.
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| [[User:Fl|Frank Loehmann]]
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|-
 +
| ''Edit remove/hyperlink via Context Menu''
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| Calc/Impress
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| <br>
 +
| Writer offers a context menu for hyperlinks, but Impress and Calc do not show edit/remove entries.
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| [[User:Fl|Frank Loehmann]]
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|-
 +
| ''permanent pagecount interrupted after changing page style''
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| Calc
 +
| <br>
 +
| 1. create a spreadsheet with two sheets, containing two pages 2. insert a page counting footer formatted: 'Page 1 of 99' (format/page/footer -&gt; 'edit' button) 3. change the page style on the second sheet (format/styles&amp;formatting -&gt; 'page styles' button -&gt; change style with a doublecklick on f.e. style 'report') 4. switch on the page preview (file/page preview) and travel the pages
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=&gt; before changing the format on the second page, the pages were counted from 1 of 4 - 4 of 4, &gt; now the counting is 1 of 4, 2 of 4 (for the first sheet) , and then 1 of 4, 2 of 4 for the second sheet.
  
<br> <br>  
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=&gt; that is a bad default (lh)
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change this default: menue format/page.../sheet 'first page number' is checked per default -&gt; uncheck
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| [[User:Clu|Clu]]
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|-
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| ''page background color incomplete''
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| Writer
 +
| <br>  
 +
| if you change the page background color (format/page/background) -&gt; not the whole page is colored, the frame is still white =&gt; should get colored too.(cj)
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| [[User:Clu|Clu]]
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|-
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| ''print message for transparent objects outdated''
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| all
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| <br>  
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| if you print a document containing a transparent object, you get a dialog with a warning: your document contains transparent objects .. and the choice to print with or without this effect, with the comment that with can occupy your printer for longer time -&gt; this is an outdated dialog and modern printer do not have this handicap anymore.
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| [[User:Clu|Clu]]
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| Record Changes for attributes changes should default to "double underline".
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| Writer
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| <br>
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| At Tools&gt;Options&gt;Writer&gt;Changes, I always change the "Changed attributes" setting from "italics" to "Underline: double". Italics are fairly common in the OO.o manuals I work on, and in my amateur fiction. It is disconcerting to remove italics from a word, and see the change shown in italics.
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This is a display-only change, local to the installation, and does not affect document content.
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| [[User:TJFrazier|TJFrazier]]
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''Autors: [mailto:Christoph.Lukasiak@Sun.com?subject:OOoWiki Christoph Lukasiak] ([http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/User:Clu Clu]), [mailto:Elizabeth.Matthis@Sun.com?subject:OOoWiki Elizabeth Matthis] 30 March 2010''
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''Autors: [mailto:Christoph.Lukasiak@Oracle.com?subject:OOoWiki Christoph Lukasiak] ([[User:Clu|Clu]])''

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Project to Achieve Better Default Settings

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Please locate your favorite low hanging fruit to improve default settings in all OOo applications. The focus was on Impress till the end of April. Therefore, the Impress-relevant suggestions in the table below are italicized to show that they are under evaluation already.

"Better Defaults", as this effort is called for short, aims to collect suggestions for better default settings in OOo. Impress was first (in accordance with the present focus of project Renaissance) and the other OOo applications are to follow. This is a subproject of Project Renaissance, so it is listed on the "Current Work" wiki page .

What does "better defaults" mean? Well, I KNOW there are default settings that you change first thing when you install a new version of OOo. So please share what they are and why the change(s) make(s) your life much easier. 

For example, two issues Frank found are:

One default setting changed recently was Issue 2446 Boy did that feel good! Let's find more of those.

Low Hanging Fruit Clause

No new features. The developer should only have to flip a switch on something that is already alive and kicking in the office suite, but just not set as the default. We want results, so the low hanging fruit are the ones we want to grab.

How to Get Started

Find existing default setting issues or write new RFEs in IssueTracker (use "default" in the title and keyword) and add them to list in the table on this wiki page.
Or, if RFE writing is not your kind of thing, just write your desires to achieve default utopia ;-) in the table below. Be sure to make it clear where the feature is located (write down where to click to get there) and why it is better to set the default the way you want it as compared to the old setting.

Each individual default setting being suggested can then be discussed on the respective wiki pages, just like the discussion in the table at the bottom of the Grind Handling wiki page. That information will serve as the basis for the workout and decision making when it comes to evaluation time, because the iTeam will have the discussion and details all in one place (wiki page) and not jumbled all over the mailing lists.

The iTeam will evaluate the suggestions and decide what to implement with the resources they have within the scope of the Renaissance project.

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In order:

Updates

List of Better Default Setting Suggestions

Idea
Application
Issue num
Description
Name
Rotation Mode, Guides when Moving on Impress
'Rotation Mode after Clicking Object' & 'Guides When Moving' are two feature options which are switched off by default => they should be switched on by default (more info: Grid Handling). Clu
Change Handle Size Draw/Impress
The current handle size was defined years ago - with displays offering less density than today. I propose to change the default handle size to "large". This option can be found in the toolbar "Options" (more info: Grid Handling). ChristophNoack
bullet point lists Impress (1)
Bad standard defaults of bullet point lists. If one creates a text frame in Impress and clicks on the button "numbering and bullet points" (Nummerierung und Aufzählungszeichen), the newly created bullet point list has terrible standard defaults:
  • (1) Almost no space between the bullet point and the text.
  • (2) No ident for the second line of text under a bullet point. The second line appears left-justified directly under the bullet point. Instead, there should be a ident of the second line. It should begin exactly there where the first letter in the first line starts.
Gerald
default colour of drawing objects Draw/Impress Issue 93507 The default color of drawing object is ugly and has not changed since the 1990s. Gerald
default colour of tables Writer, Draw/Impress
Like above. Look at Impress/Draw: Table Toolbar > Table Design; Writer: menu Table > AutoFormat Quest
Text position in cells Writer, Draw/Impress
Text in table cells should be in center (vertical) position, not top. I guess many people crates simple tables to school or home work. They use this function as first. Quest
'Right page' should be next style to 'Left page' Writer Issue 15498
Name
Ugly style sheets for headings in Writer Writer
I used Writer for several articles, publications, flyers and in all of them the standard headings look ugly and outdated. Any designer would not choose these style sheets for Heading 1-10. Furthermore, in this regard the competition has made large steps forward during the last release cycles.


Basic typography principles regarding headings: Use the same font for headings as for text, avoid the use of bold (see below) and never use italics in headings, headings are only larger than text (with ten headings bold can be used as alternating emphasis), usually 2 pt per heading level. Finally: There is no such thing as "underline" in typography at all. Vince42

Gerald
Make manual page break in Writer better visiable Writer Issue 33518 and duplicates Issue 65150 , Issue 82353 , Issue 96963 , Issue 22646 for example use 'light blue' and a thicker line. Name
Default line too thick Chart Issue 98803 especially XY-Charts need hairline lines. Name
provide hidden toolbars like 'circles and ovals Draw
Include toolboxes circles, rectangles, text instead of single symbol in drawing toolbar. Reasoning: (1) The 'circles and ovals' and the 'text' toolbox is not accessible via View - Toolbars in Draw. So currently the only way to access arcs and legends is to customize the drawing toolbar. (2) Draw is used for technical constructions and there those objects are often used, in contrast to Writer or Impress, where drawing objects are used for illustrations in most cases. (3) Using the toolboxes needs no more space than single objects and give you a quick access too, because the last used object remains above for single click. Regina
Add Math formula icon to standard bar All
Math objects are often used in technical documents. You need the way Insert - Object - Formula to insert one. That is too long. For example consider writing a math text for school, which has about twenty formulas per page usually. Regina
Distance in numbering styles larger Writer
Make the distance from number to text in numbering styles larger, so that 10. text is still in line. Regina
Add a gap in table of contents Writer
Add a gap (tab or space) between number and text in table of contents in Writer. The picture shows the ugly default settings. Notice the missing space between number and heading text. UglyDefaultSpaceInTOC.png Regina
Use parallel perspective for 3D-scene Draw Issue 67847 3D-scenes in Draw are to illustrate constructions. Often several 3D-objects are combined in one scene. Working with several objects is faulty if perspective is on. So the first step when working with 3D-objects is to switch to parallel projection. It is "faulty" because it is unhandy to arrange or rotate objects inside a scene when in central perspective and because of Issue 67847 . Regina
Set margins in style of Math formula objects to 0cm Writer Issue 22136 Set margins in style of Math formula objects in Writer to 0cm. Regina
Add a spacing below for tables Writer
Add a spacing below for tables in Writer. In normal text flow the style text body is used, which gives good distance between two paragraphs. It has a spacing above of 0cm and a spacing below of 0.21cm. But after a table the text nearly touches the border of the table, because the table has spacing 0cm. And if you do not use borders the spacing is to small too, because the style Table contents has below spacing 0cm too. Regina
Uncheck transparency warning All
Uncheck transparency warning in Tools > Options. Modern PCs are fast enough to calculate transparency. So most oft the users no longer need this warning. Regina
change default color in form wizard Database
the default background color of an default form document, created by the form wizard, is anything like orang -> this is a bad default and looks unprofessional => change it in anything common like 'light gray' MSC
switch off impress wizard Impress
looks old fashioned, is redundant and annoying WG
Default Clipboard Format for vector graphics All except Draw
If someone paste a vector graphic into a document, he normally doesn't intend to edit it there, but most probably he needs to resize it. Unfortunately scaling of embedded Draw graphics doesn't work, because text will not scaled proper. Until this work, the user must use Paste Special->As GDI-Metafile. I think GDI-Metafile should be the default here. Jörg
Changing default font Impress & Draw Issue 70585 It should be possible to change the overall default font for text (not the GUI)

in Impress permanently, using one centralized setting, for example Options -> Openoffice.org -> fonts -> Change default font or somewhere similar.
This is especially a problem when working with asian languages. I know you can work around the problem using templates, but it is neither quick, nor is it likely to appear obvious to the average user.

Clu
Change default pen color from neon green Impress Issue 47990 As described in BUG 10922 the neon green color of the pen used to draw on a presentation is very difficult to see for students in a classroom, and the color is hard coded into OOo. I would like to see the default changed to perhaps black or red, as they are much easier colors to see. BUG 10922 is still a very good idea, but I filed this report to request a simple change of the default color, which should be much easier than what BUG 10922 is requesting. A slightly more ambitious, but still not difficult, would be to read the color value from a file or some such, instead of hard coding it in the OOo source.
p.s. available after .. menue: slide show / slide show settings & check 'mouse pointer as pen' & starting a presentation
Clu
Options for line width of the pen (in slideshow mode) Impress
The pen in the slideshow mode has a very small line width. Therefor it is not visible for all partipants of a presentation. If something should be market the pen had to be much wider.
The pen is available after you set in menue: slide show / slide show settings & check 'mouse pointer as pen' & starting a presentation.

There is already a patch for the pen integrated into the go-oo-build, that gives the posibility to change the configuration of the pen (color, line width etc.).Please integrate this patch into vanilla-ooo.

andreasma
change configuration of the pen during slideshow mode Impress
It should be posible to change the configuration of the cursor (from arrow to pen) during the presentation mode (via context menu). There is already a patch for the pen available, that is integrated into the go-oo-build. It gives the posibility to change the configuration of the pen. I don't know yet, if it makes the options dialog also available during the presentation mode. Please integrate this patch into vanilla-ooo. andreasma
Don't emulate MS Office's annoying "clippy" All
Options | OpenOffice | General and then Turn off Help Agent and Turn on Extended Tips Safway
Please set all checkboxes in Change Tools --> Options --> Load/Save --> Microsoft Office by default All
It is very annoying that these checkboxes are not checked by default because users which own Microsoft Office and open a document with an Excel OLE-object see a document in a different way than a user who does not have Microsoft Office installed. This is because (by default) an installed Excel is used to render the xls-diagrams while (when Excel is not installed) OpenOffice.org is used to render it. When a user sends such a document to a different user it seems as if OpenOffice.org does not display the document in the same way as on the other computer. But the problem is in the OLE-object. When the boxes are checked it would be a better default. parity
Tab Stops with reasonable settings All
Tools > Options > Writer or Writer/Web or Calc or Impress or Draw > General > Settings > Tab stops = 0.50 instead of 0.49 Safway
Grid Settings much more manageable and understandable All
Tools > Options > Writer or Writer/Web or Calc or Impress or Draw > Grid

Snap to Grid should be off. Visible Grid should be off. Resolution > Horizontal = 0.10 instead of 0.39. Resolution > Vertical = 0.10 instead of 0.39. Synchronize axes should be on.

Safway
Table keyboard handling consistent Calc
Tools > Options > Calc > Table > Keyboard handling > Insert cell > Column = 0.20 like the others instead of 0.98. Safway
Anchor context sensitive toolbars by default All
Context sensitive toolbars (like table, image toolbars) is a great feature

when you get used to it, but new users just see a toolbar popping in front of their work. I always dock those toolbars to the bottom edge of the window. I think this could be a good default for new (and old) users.

RGB
Change "Show as tip" for word completion Writer
The word completion is a useful feature, but the way it is shown by default is quite "disturbing": if a

long suggestion pops when you are near the page edge the word you are writing will jump to next line. "Show as tooltip is a better alternative, IMO. The option is on Tools -> AutoCorrect Options -> Word Completion tab

RGB
Space Markers Off Writer
Turn off markers for spaces (small dots between words). mr_smyle
Shortcut For Insert Comment Calc, Writer
Like Ctrl+Ins or Shift+Ins mr_smyle
Text Paragraph Indents Writer(RU)
For style 'Text Body' in RU Locale. Off top margin. Add first line indent 1cm. On justify. mr_smyle
Many Issues From helen_russian All
Look at this page, please: http://translate.google.com/translate?js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=1&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fmyooo.ru%2Fcontent%2Fview%2F58%2F1%2F&sl=ru&tl=en -- Discussion was here at 5:05:35 PM mr_smyle
Show Color Panel Impress
View -> Toolbars -> Color Bar mr_smyle
Please include presenter screen in default install set of OOo. Impress Issue 90415 Only this integration in the default install set would make the presenter console usable for many use cases. Remark: Please consider the integration of the presenter screen extension in the standard download set of OOo, because following situation is standard for presenters on workshops or conferences: (1) The presenter brings the file and must use the computer of the organisor/venue. (2) It is already difficult to ensure that OOo is installed on that computer. (3) It is almost impossible to ensure that OOo AND the presenter console extension is installed (4) The presenter usually has not the time or possibility to install the extension him/herself (5) The result is that the presenter console is unusable for professional use. Please consider this! Gerald
Remove the limits on multi-level undo! All Issue 98009 I assume that this limit is just an out-dated, but hard coded default setting. Gerald
Styles and formatting panel docked right Writer
Styles and formatting panel is floating and that's annoying, partialy because it obstructs sight from file in edition.It should be in right side (or left) docked so it's always in the same place, and doesn't obstruct the documents. xihh
Find & Replace after selecting a range should have "current selection only" checked by default Calc, Writer
If you select a range of cells before a Find & Replace, it means in 90% cases that you want to act inside this selection. So the option "current selection only" (two clicks more today) should be:
- pre-checked if there is an active cells range selection
- unchecked if there is no active cells range selection
Gilles Bignebat (gibi)
All OpenOffice.org programmes should use the same default keyboard short-cut for inserting comments Impress, Calc, Writer
Inserting comments in OOo programmes is inconsistent. 1st: since the name has changed from "notes" to "comments", the keyboard short-cut in Writer is still Ctrl-Alt-N, but should be Ctrl-Alt-C now. 2nd: None of these short-cuts works in Impress or Calc. Why? Gerald
Default Impress formula font should be much larger Impress Issue 21118 The default font size for formula in Impress (after Insert->Objects->Formula) is 12pt which is too small to read on the screen. It should be 16pt or 18pt. Gerald
Default Impress formula should be scalable Impress
Formula are too small to read on screen, make them scalable by default on impress so it could be adapted to user's taste. (don't protect size by default on impress) xihh
Add default keyboard short-cut for inserting new slide Impress Issue 100650 .
Gerald
Remove old word versions from Save As dialog Writer Issue 21118 Word 95 and 6.0 formats aren't being used much anymore, I have had several users accidentally click on them and lose data from the format change. Since they are at least 15 years old and the number of people using Word 95 and 6.0 are likely a very small number I suggest we disable it by default. (It might be possible to move it over to Export?) gquigs
Remove old staroffice files from Save As dialog Impress, Writer, Calc
Similar to above, but I haven't had users do it accidentally yet. It would also go a long way to make the save as-> file format dropdown less overwhelming to users. (It might be possible to move it over to Export?) gquigs
Enable Vertical Text Button for all Impress, Draw Issue 54423 It was disabled apparently on purpose but it makes the interface inconsistent. Also, in many presentations people try to use vertical text and can't find it (I have been asked by my users about this on many occasions). Alternative solution (which seems odd to get this functionality) is to enable "enhanced support for asian languages" by default. gquigs
Enable Vertical Align Buttons Calc
I always enable toolbar buttons for vertical align text in the cells. MT: +1 mr_smyle
Enable Add Comment Button Writer
I always enable toolbar button for adding comment in writer mr_smyle
Attach Numeric Styles to same Paragraph Styles Writer
At now default paragraph styles 'Numeric paragraph N' 'Marked paragraph N' have not same numeric styles. So, activation of NUMERIC style did not activate numeration of paragraph! It`s very unexpected for trivial user. dvc
Use ??/?? as default for fractions instead of ?/? Calc Issue 67862
fst
New Document Property : PrintIntention ALL
All users who wish to create documents who has to been "printed" by a professional Printer (high resolution) struggles with the same problem:
The size/resolution off the graphics inside a OOdocument.
I propose to store a "Printer Intention" in the Document
see also http://api.openoffice.org/servlets/ReadMsg?listName=dev&msgNo=22239
Fernand
Default user animation Impress Issue 62838 I want to create a user animation with default behaviour: The object just pops up with no tricky animation. Therefore I have to search for this "animation" type (called in german: "erscheinen") every time within the large list of possible animations. This costs me a lot of time. It would be better, when this were the default, and only if I really want fancy animation, then I have to choose from the list.
clu: idea .. usage tracking can show if one setting is significantly more often shown than other .. and this one can became the new default
Clu
Duration of pause to 0 Impress Issue 49762 In Slide Show settings (Slide Show - Slide Show Settings), Impress features a setting for the "duration of pause before the slide show is repeated". It defaults to 10 seconds. I would suggest to have the default set to 0 seconds in order to improve compatibility with MS Powerpoint users, and secondly to leave the decision to insert a pause to the user. Clu
Slide Titles editable in navigator Impress Issue 21888 The Navigator is a very handy tool to move through a presentation and it also can act as a mini outline of the presentation. However, now the only way to change the slide title shown is to display the Modify Layout dialog from the Format menu. It would be a very nice addition to allow the user to directly edit the title of the slide shown in the Navigator directly in the Navigator. Clu
Real Slide Titles in Navigator Impress Issue 21888 It would also be very useful to display the title actually shown on the slide itself as the title unless the user deliberately changed it. The current "Slide 1", "Slide 2", etc. defaults are not very useful for identifying the slide. Clu
Change default table color Impress Issue 102922 After inserting a table I change the color of my table. I added the data. Now if I want to add a new row, then despite the color of my whole table it inserts the row with default color (blue combination). So I need to select that row again & then change the color. Steps to reproduce the bug: Clu
Shortcut for adding a new slide Impress Issue 100650 => alt+i+e fix that problem .. a better solution like ctrl+i or ctrl+s etc. (for insert slide) or ctrl+m are already in use; and to add an unintuitive shortcut to replace an other unintuitive shortcut by limitating shortcut possibilities for future needs make less sense
Clu
Open pps files in show mode Impress Issue 52755 If, during installation, a user choses to associate Microsoft PowerPoint documents with Open Office, the default behavior for a .pps (PowerPoint Show) file is changed to this:

"C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 1.9.109\program\soffice.exe" -o "%1"

This causes the presentation to be opened in edit mode when double clicked. However, when using Microsoft PowerPoint as the default handler, double clicking a .pps file causes it to immediately start the show. To achieve the same behavior, and hence ease the migration from MSO to OOo, I believe the default behavior for .pps files should be as follow durring installation:

"C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 1.9.109\program\soffice.exe" -show "%1"

Clu
Disable "Allow quick editing" mode as default Draw/Impress
The so called quick editing mode at /tools/options/draw/general or /tools/options/impress/general should be disabled by default because people will be able to detect and to move text objects more easily ja
"Number recognition" (in tables) should be turned of by default, Writer
It's usefull for advanced user, but disorientating / annoying for new users. Advanced user can easily switch it on. CamilleM
Default shadow should be transparent and smaller Impress
A better shadow effect can be achieved with Distance : 0,1 cm (instead of 0,3) ; Color : Black (instead of Grey) ; Transparency : 60 % (instead of 0%) CamilleM
"tagged PDF" as default All
PDF-Export: set "tagged PDF" as default (30% bigger files, but accessible by default) .. from letter of MT Clu
"don't register" as default All
First-Start-Wizard: "don't register" as default .. from letter of MT Clu
Improvement Program in startup wizard All
Move the question about participating in the improvement wizard to the first run wizard. (Alternatively put them both as part of the install) gquigs
Don't put OO install files on Desktop All
It makes OO look messy when it has to extract the files to the desktop first. Removing the extra extraction step would be the best, but if not, extracting to a temporary location, and then deleting when done. gquigs
Keyboard shortcut to make fine position adjustments Draw, Impress Issue 107125 I often use the alt+arrow keys to make fine adjustments to the position of drawing objects in Draw and Impress. In Mac OS X, that shortcut is assigned to switch 'Spaces' (the multiple desktops in Mac OS X). vkkodali
Double-click to bring up 'Position and Size' dialog box All
Currently, the easiest way (AFAIK) to reach the 'Position and Size' dialog box for a drawing or text box object is from the right-click context menu. It would be nice to activate it upon double-clicking on the object ala MS Office. Currently, double-clicking the object brings up a cursor to allow text entry. vkkodali
Increase default size of graphics cache All Issue 63253 Many users know nothing about the size of the pictures they insert in their documents and they encounter performance problems often due to the too small size of graphics cache. jbfaure
Change print default to 'All Sheets' Calc
In the file/print dialog the default setting is 'Selected sheets', but should be 'All sheets' and this can confuse normal user because 1. the user await that the whole doc is printed if he push the print button; not from selected sheet on (that can give a lot of confusion) 2. the preview can show a different numbering and amount of pages than the print outcome 3. the user do not await this behavior if he does not made further settings and this is an inconsistent behavior to f.e. writer which print all pages by default (from cj). Clu
Make the "record changes" feature more attractive Writer
The "record changes" feature is not easy to find. Two suggestions: 1. Rename the toolbar from "Changes" to "Record changes". 2. Add icons to the toolbar buttons to make them more visually appealing. paperjam
Adapt the "update extensions" dialog to make it look like the "extensions manager" dialog. All
The "update extensions" dialog should use the same layout that the "extensions manager" dialog uses. paperjam
No Splash Screen All
Disable the splash screen by default, 3.2 is fast enough starting. it just feels like it is getting in the way. gquigs
Disable OpenOffice's Open/Save Dialogs All
At least on Ubuntu Linux the non OpenOffice dialogs are much much easier to use and more consistent with the platform. You can try for yourself in options -> General -> Open/Save gquigs
Autotext default preview window too small Writer
The default preview window of the Autotext dialogue is too small. It is almost impossible to read the available autotexts in that window. Gerald
Do not close Toolbar dialog automatically All
In View-Toolbar we can see a dialog to select the toolbars we want to be visible. Many times we are looking for a set of functions we do not know exactly in which toolbar they are implemented. So we select on toolbar and the dialog closes. We check the functions are not there, select View-Toolbar again, deselect the previous toolbar - and the dialog closes. Select again View-Toolbar, select another toolbar, and the dialog closes. You can now see what I mean. If the default is to keep the dialog open until we are satisfied that all the needed toolbars are selected we could save time and avoid frustration pvilela
remove 'Display Grid' icon from 'Standard' toolbar Impress
delete 'Display Grid' icon from 'Standard' toolbar -> it is only 0.02% clicked (one of the fewest) and also available over menue Clu
"Save as" should always offer ODF as default file format All
If a Word-,Powerpoint-,Excel-file is opened in OpenOffice.org and one selects "File"->"Save as", the default file formats should be .odt/odp/ods instead of .doc/.ppt/.xls. Gerald
Some default settings in toolbar drawing/zeichnen are confusing Impress
Some default settings in toolbar drawing/Zeichnen are not chosen well: (1) The default for standard forms/Standardformen is a rectangle, which already has another default entry in the drawing toolbar with the name "rectangle"/Rechteck. It would make more sense to choose in "standard forms" another default setting such as "rounded rectangle" or something else. (2) The tool tip for insert image/Bild einfügen is "Aus Datei", which is much worse than "Bild einfügen", so why? (3) Why is the icon/selection "lines and arrows/Linien und Pfeile" hidden by default in the drawing toolbar? It would make sense to add it to the toolbar by default or to replace the icon "Linie mit Pfeilende/line with arrowhead" with the selection "Linien und Pfeile" (which also includes the "Linie mit Pfeilende"). (4) Why is there an entire independent toolbar called "Kreise und Ovale/Circles and ovals"? These elements should be by default in the drawing toolbar and not separated. Gerald
pdf-export with comments should only export commented slides Impress
In the pdf-export options in Impress it is possible to export comments but the problem is that this options leads to an exports which contains all slides without comments followed by all slides with comments. This is not what the normal user expects. Please change this option so that only the commented slides are exported. parity
Initialize the writer Writer
I always set the following in Writer, if they are not set already:

set the measurement units to metric set tab stops to 1.5cm

set the firstline indent for indented paragraphs to 0.75cm

set for headings 1-4 the before text indent to 0.75cm and the firstline text indent to -0.75cm

set for all styles I use the above paragraph and below paragraph spacing to be rounded to then nearest mm. e.g. 0.2, 0.3 instead of 0.21

turn off (this most annoying) autocorrect for two initial capitals

capitalize first letter URL recognition custom quotes

set autocomplete accept to TAB, not return! everything else in the world uses tab for autocomplete.

(from a letter of st)

Clu
Properties on context Impress
I make changes to the drawings/text box objects that I make in impress almost all the time. Currently, apart from the easily accessible options that appear as buttons on the toolbar, the way to do this is to right-click on the object, go to the 'Properties' dialog box and change them. In MS Office this 'Properties' window can be accessed by double-clicking on the object. OOo default for double-clicking, say, a filled rectangle is to bring up a cursor to enter text. It would be nice to have the 'Properties' window appear like in MS Office unless there is a compelling reason for the current behavior. (from a blog comment of vamsi) Clu
Border/Backgroundcolor button on toolbar is not 'sticky' on Calc Calc
please consider also issue 10864 (from a blog comment of tommy) Clu
empty bullets should not be shown in presentation Impress
like it is at ms office (from fl) Clu
serial effect for set of bullet points Impress
if you have a set of bullet points and you want the single points to f.e. 'fly in' you should have the possibility to take the whole box and give it the effect that they serial fly in .. (from fl) Clu
Last accessed element in sidebar/Aufgabenbereich should be default for sidebar of next slide Impress
The active element in the sidebar/Aufgabenbereich always jumps back to the default element "Layout" and not to the last accessed element, e.g. "Slide transitions/Folienübergang". This can be extremely annoying. For example: If I want to edit the "custom transitions" on several slides, always after switching to another slide, the sidebar "forgets" that I was working on "custom transitions" and goes back to the default "Layout". Always the last accessed element should stay the active element, if one switches to another slide. Gerald
Change rotate button in mode on/off Impress
if you push the rotate button the rotate mode is on .. if you push again i awaint to switch the mode off but that does not happen .. you must click anywhere and on the shape again to switch back to the 'normal' selecting mode Clu
misc autocorrects Writer
turn off (this most annoying) autocorrect for - two initial capitals - capitalize first letter - URL recognition - custom quotes - set autocomplete accept to TAB, not return! (from blog comment of Marcello Romani) Clu
space key to shift slide Impress
in zoom toolbar you have an icon called shift for this job, but a keyboard shortcut is missing .. photoshop and other graphical apps use the space key for that which seems to be a good solution (fl) Clu
Add a button "Save Template" Impress
automatically recognize a new template not on file, perhaps, or just notice that a template is open and offer the button (from a chat I had with a sales guy) Liz
provide presentation manager in separate window in one computer/monitor Impress
Provide this as a possibility without the need for a second monitor, so that presenters can practice a presentation as if they were in the real situation, but only need one computer/laptop to practice on (from a chat I had with a sales guy) Liz
when inserting in Impress, automatically open a text box Impress
the default would be a text box just appears when Paste is chosen---is it possible to identify what is on the clipboard to be pasted? i.e., if text, then text box opens (from a chat I had with a sales guy) Liz
show links with the “short text” instead of the path Impress
(from a chat I had with a sales guy) Liz
Text in slide show should automatically adjust to the vertical middle of slide Impress
to make it look professional without the user having to fiddle with it (from a chat I had with Rosana) Liz
Add more page layouts Impress
I have drawings of 3 example layouts (from a chat I had with Rosana) Liz
switch task pane off Impress
at the moment the task pane is on by default .. with the new changes in design it makes rather no sense to keep this default (fl) Clu
Zoom fit to width Writer, Impress
Size of area to work should fit itself every time when user add or hide panel (Stylish, Task/Slide panel)

CLU: as i understand you the current impress already behave like that: close task or slide pane -> work area grows, activate them -> work area shrinks .. may you describe it more precise for better understanding .. thx

Quest: This is exactly what I thought. You can also watch short example movie: Zoom fit to width.ogv [4 MB]

Quest
Check all words All
Options > Language Settings > Writing Aids > Options. "Check uppercase words" and "Check words with numbers" are unchecked. Quest
Lower level macro security All
In currently state (high level), OO.o automatically doesn't run any macros. In medium level, OO.o doesn't run macro, but ask user if should it be run. Quest
Making wrapping Macro requiring documents into oxt extension simple All
I see lowing macro secuirty as wrong. Since over 90 percent of all documents out there don't require Macros so disabled completely by default makes sense. Most documents that require macros are either hacking over defect in program or Wizards. Both hacks and Wizards make more sense installing as extensions. Currently creating extensions is a pain in ass. oiaohm
Information bar on the top instead pop-up All
It concerns passwords, macros and may be comments. Please, look at DirectManipulationSnippets#Mockups_3 Quest
More security user's data All
Options > Load/Save > General. Always create backup copy is unchecked and Save AutoRecovery take too much time. It shouldn't be 15 min, but 2-3 minutes. Quest
dragging and dropping a graphic should embed the graphic Impress Issue 107641 .. not create a link .. by exporting or replacing the document the link gets 'corrupted' and the graphic seems to be lost (letter from stella) Clu
Fix navigator to have option to display unnamed All
This is another pain in ass item. Having to go to navigation tool bar to click threw all objects to find unname. oiaohm
Make navigation tool bar dockable and listed in the list of toolbars All
Currently as a floating window with a magical little dot to click on makes it harder to find also as a floating window harder to use. Its called a toolbar make it act like one. oiaohm
Picture Inserting Writer Lacks Rotation Writer
If you insert image into draw then copy and paste to writer rotation is there. A option to covert picture to a drawing option to enable rotation in writer would improve usability. Ie open up picture option turn on rotation picture becomes wrapped in a drawing object. The mirror option is also required. oiaohm
Word wrapping through default to background instead of forground All
Most cases turning through on with word wrapping you want to write over image not image sitting in foreground over text. oiaohm
General look popups All
All popups windows in OO.o should have the same, general look'n'feel. Please, use patch from Go-OpenOffice. Quest
Enhancement print preview Writer, (Calc ?)
Print preview in Writer shows 65% page. Next 75%, 100%, 150%. All time, zoom is focusing on the same place, so user see only half page (in case of 100% and more) and second half is cut from the left. Additionally user must move scrollbar. Besides, if we have two and more pages in Writer, zoom is focusing on grey background between pages. MS Office needs only 1 click to zoom page to readability size. If we have two and more pages, Word is focusing on one page, ignoring other. It fix problem with grey background. Quest
More resizeable Findbar All
Findbar should be longer and on bottom window (like in Firefox), or it can be only resizeable and localized anywhere. ;) Quest
Simpler way for page orientation Writer
People complains for too complicate way to made many and mixed vertical and horizontal page. I think, user should have 2 basic styles, which won't change all document. User may want to change one for three page, and he should can apply style for only e.g. second page. Quest
Ctrl+B & Crl+I to styles Writer
Now these key combinations make text hard-styled Bold or Italic. Will be useful to Assign them to soft default styles with bold and italic highlighting. mr_smyle
allow slide scrolling Impress
by scrolling a slide and reaching the slide border you should have the possibility to scroll further to the next slide like MS ppt provides it (fl) Clu
Copy when moving by default Impress
under 'tools/options/general/copy when moving' you can switch on a default to copy an object by moving, when you have simultaneous the ctrl key pressed .. this is a nice behavior and does not disturb anyone (fl) Clu
delete Navigator icon Impress
the navigator icon in the standard toolbar is clicked under 0.1% and is one of the most unused icons there; therefore it only waste place and steel attention without being useful => delete this icon from standard toolbar (it is still available over the menue and the shortcut) Clu
Paste pictures from web Draw/Impress
Drag and drop any picture from net to Writer - you see pasted image. Drag and drop picture to Draw/Impress - you see frame with HTML code. Besides, user can't paste picture from URL (Insert > Picture > From file> URL). Impress/Draw shows "Unknow graphics format" error. Writer work well. Quest
Make ToC hyperlinked Writer
A ToC is more useful when it is with hyperlinks to the pages the heading is on. Fopper
Don't spy user All
Disable "Apply user data" by default instead of spying out users editing time in document properties. Anonym
Disable and overwork alien format warning All
Alien warning on saving unsettles user. Current text could be improved and alien warning could be disabled by default. Frank Loehmann
Do not follow hyperlinks and interaction in edit mode with Impress
Editing presentation is difficult when interaction is active. So change default to do not follow hyperlinks/interactions by default. Add modifier to activate in edit mode. Frank Loehmann
Change bitmaps in more modern and nicer ones Impress
the proposed bitmaps are old fashioned and outdated, please provide new ones (suggested by cl). Clu
No Text formatting in Outline Mode by Default Impress
Outliner shows WYSIWYG formatting. Default should be non WYSIWYG, but headings should be shown bold. Frank Loehmann
Non WYSIWYG uses 'Times New Roman Impress
Do not use serif fonts on screen. Use Arial instead. Frank Loehmann
Do not follow hyperlinks in edit mode Calc
OOo has a security setting to not follow any hyperlink in edit mode without pressing a modifier (ctrl key). A tip help shows this modifier. This is default in Writer, but has not been adopted for Impress, Draw and Calc. Frank Loehmann
Edit remove/hyperlink via Context Menu Calc/Impress
Writer offers a context menu for hyperlinks, but Impress and Calc do not show edit/remove entries. Frank Loehmann
permanent pagecount interrupted after changing page style Calc
1. create a spreadsheet with two sheets, containing two pages 2. insert a page counting footer formatted: 'Page 1 of 99' (format/page/footer -> 'edit' button) 3. change the page style on the second sheet (format/styles&formatting -> 'page styles' button -> change style with a doublecklick on f.e. style 'report') 4. switch on the page preview (file/page preview) and travel the pages

=> before changing the format on the second page, the pages were counted from 1 of 4 - 4 of 4, > now the counting is 1 of 4, 2 of 4 (for the first sheet) , and then 1 of 4, 2 of 4 for the second sheet.

=> that is a bad default (lh)

change this default: menue format/page.../sheet 'first page number' is checked per default -> uncheck

Clu
page background color incomplete Writer
if you change the page background color (format/page/background) -> not the whole page is colored, the frame is still white => should get colored too.(cj) Clu
print message for transparent objects outdated all
if you print a document containing a transparent object, you get a dialog with a warning: your document contains transparent objects .. and the choice to print with or without this effect, with the comment that with can occupy your printer for longer time -> this is an outdated dialog and modern printer do not have this handicap anymore. Clu
Record Changes for attributes changes should default to "double underline". Writer
At Tools>Options>Writer>Changes, I always change the "Changed attributes" setting from "italics" to "Underline: double". Italics are fairly common in the OO.o manuals I work on, and in my amateur fiction. It is disconcerting to remove italics from a word, and see the change shown in italics.

This is a display-only change, local to the installation, and does not affect document content.

TJFrazier

Autors: Christoph Lukasiak (Clu)

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